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Public Document No. 17 

THIETIETH ANNUAL REPOET 

OF THE 

State Board of Charity 



MASSACHUSETTS 



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BOSTON 

WEIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

18 Post Office Squaee 

1909 



APR ItiUJ 
STATE HOUSE. BOSTON, 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication 




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CONTENTS 



Title Page 

ApprovaJ by State Board of Publication 
Table of Contents .... 
Past and Present Members of Board . 
Presentation of Report 



Part I 

Organization 
Supervisory Duties 
Visitation 
Publication 

Special Investigations 

Care of certain feeble-minded women 
Dispensing of medicine to poor persons by cities 
Treatment of tramps by cities and towns 
Investigation and treatment of pauper cases by cities and 
Legislation ........ 

Results of Board's Recommendations for six years 

Legislation of 1908 

Recommendations for Legislative Action 
The State Institutions ...... 

The State Hospital 

The State Farm 

The Lyman School for Boys .... 

The State Industrial School for Girls 

The Massachusetts State Sanatorium 

The Massachusetts Hospital School 

The Industrial School for Boj's .... 

The State Commission on Hospitals for Consumptives 

Estimates of Trustees of State Institutions 

Statistics for National Conference of Charities and Correct 

Financial Supervision of State Institutions 
The County Truant Schools 
The City and To^-n Paupers 

Adult Poor in Families 

Minor Children in Families . 

Minor Children in Almshouses 



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Penalty incuxred by cities and towns for failure to make pauper returns 
AdministratiYe Duties , 
The State Out-Door Poor . 

Cases of Sick State Poor 

Cases of Dangerous Diseases 

Cases of Wife-Settlement 

Cases of Temporary Aid 

Expenses .... 
Penikese Hospital 
Settlement Work 
Removals .... 

^X!hildren in the care and custody of the Board 

Infants ..... 

The work of the Investigating Visitors 

Supervision of Probation 

Tables concerning Children . 

Licensed Boarding-houses for Infants 

Tuition by Cities and Towns 
Parole from the State Farm 
Immigration . . . 

New Contract between State 

Claims allowed and paid 

Statistics . 
The Board's Finances 
Employees of the Board 

Paid employees . 

Auxihary visitors 

Parole visitors 

Almshouse visitors 
By-laws of the Board 
Meetings of the Board 
Donnelly, Charles, action on death of . 
Tramps and vagrants, note concerning 
Index to Part I . . . . 



Board of Charity and 



United States 



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Part II 



Reports of Certain Charitable Corporations 
Reports ..... 
General Statement and Statistics . 
Classified Index .... 
Alphabetical Index 



1-303 

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274-279 

280-292 

292-303 



CONTENTS. 



Part III 

The City and Town Almshouses ....... 

The Pauper Abstract ........ 

Table I. — Number and cost of City and Towti Poor 
Part I. — Cost of Support and Relief 
Part II. — Number Supported and Relieved 
Part III. — Whole number and treatment of the 
Several Classes of Paupers 
II. — Classification and Location of the Towns' Poor Fully 
Supported March 31, 1908 .... 

III. — Population of the Town Almshouses March 31, 1906 

1907, and 1908 

rV, — Census of Pauperism, 1907 and 1908 
V. — Coimty Summary of Classified Receipts and Expenses 

on Pauper Account, 1907-1908 . 
VI. — Town Pauper Finances, 1907-1908 . 
VII. — City and Town Pauperism, 1888-1908 
VIII. — Number of Poor in Institutions Sept. 30, 1863-1908 
IX. — Average number of Poor in Institutions since 1863 
X. — Total Net Annual Cost of All Paupers in Massachu 
setts, State and Town 1888-1908 
Finances and Population of Six State Institutions 
Table XI. — Valuation of Six Institutions . 
XII. — Receipts of Six Institutions 

XIII. — Expenditures of Six Institutions 

XIV. — Comparative Weekly Cost 
XV. — Kind and Cost of Provisions . 

XVI. — Population, Expenses, and Financial Condition 



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State House, Boston, February 19, 1909. 
To His Excellency the Governor and the Honorable Council: 

The Thirtietli Annual Report of the State Board of Charity 
is herewith respectfully presented. 

LEONTIISTE LINCOLN, Chairman 
LABAN PEATT, Yice-Chairman 
FEANCES GEEELY CUETIS 
CHAELES H. ADAMS 
DAYID F. TILLEY 
CHAELES E. JOHNSON 
ABEAHAM C. EATSHESKY 
JEFFEEY E. BEACKETT 
THOMAS DOWNEY 



REPORT 



State Board of Chaeity 



Part I 



Geneeal Woek of the Boaed 



GEXEfiAL VOEK OF THE BOARD. 



ORGAXIZATIOX. 



There was no change in the membership of the Board during 
the fiscal year, the members whose terms of office expired June 
7, 1908, — Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Adams, — having been re- 
appointed by the Governor. 

The membership is as follows : — 

Leoxtixe Lixcolx^ Fall Eiver, Chairman. 
Labax Pkatt, Boston, Vice-Chairman, 
Miss Fraxces Greely Curtis, Boston. 
Charles H. Adams, Melrose. 
David F. Tilley, Boston. 
Charles E. Johxsox, Worcester. 
Abraham C. Eatshesky, Boston. 
Jeffrey E. Brackett, Boston. 
Thomas Dowxey, Boston. 

The Standing Committees of the Board are as follows : — 

Committee of General Visitation and Inspection: Mr. Pratt, Mr. 
TiLLEY, Mr. DowxEY, and the Chairman. 

Committee on State Adult Poor: Mr. Johxsox, Mr. Pratt, Mr. 
Adams, Mr. Eatshesky, Mr. Dowxey, and the Chairman. 

Committee on State Minor Wards: Miss Cuetis, Mr. Tilley, 
Mr. Adams, Mr. Brackett, Mr. Eatshesky, and the Chairman. 

Committee on Inspection of Almshouses: Mr. Tilley, Mr. 
Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. Johxsox, and the Chairman. 

Committee on Finance: Mr. LixcoLX", Mr. Pratt, Mr. Adams, 
Mr. Eatshesky. 

Executive Committee: Mr. Lixcolx, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Johnson, 
Miss Curtis, Mr. Tilley. 

The Chairman of the Board is, ex officio, a member of each 
of the Standing Committees. 

The Executive Committee consists of the Chairman, the Vice- 
Chairman, and the Chairmen of the Standing Committees. 



4 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The Clerk and Auditor of the Board is John D. Wells. The 
Superintendent of State Adult Poor is Joshua F. Lewis, M.D. 
The Superintendent of State Minor Wards is James E. Fee. 
In addition to these officers the Board employs a paid force of 
thirty-eight men and forty-five women, and receives the gratui- 
tous services of fifty-seven auxiliary visitors, and one hundred 
and two almshouse visitors, all women; and of fifty-nine parole 
visitors, all men. 

DUTIES OF THE BOARD. 

The duties of the Board fall under two heads, viz., super- 
vision and administration. 

Supervision. 

The duties of supervision comprise : — 

a. The visitation and inspection of the State charitable insti- 
tutions (excepting those under the jurisdiction of the State 
Board of Insanity and the Board of Prison Commissioners), 
the city and town almshouses, the truant schools, the children 
in the custody of the trustees of the Lyman and Industrial 
Schools cared for in families, and the children and adults sup- 
ported in families by cities and towns. The purpose of this 
visitation and inspection is to secure the best possible care of 
public dependents, to make more effective and economical the 
system of public charity, and to report annually to the Governor 
and Council. 

h. The publication of the results of visitation and inspection, 
of significant data regarding the number of paupers and the 
cost of i^ublic poor relief, and of other matters of public con- 
cern relating to such relief. 

c. Recommendations to the Legislature for changes in old 
laws and the enactment of new ones, for the purpose of im- 
proving the system of public aid. 

a. Visitation. 

The direct visitation of the institutions is made by committees 

and members of the Board, by the Board's Superintendents of 

the Divisions of State Adult Poor and State Minor Wards, by 

the Examining Visitor of Institutions, and by subordinate offi- 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 5 

cers of the Divisions. The Superintendent of State Adult Poor 
has the immediate oversight and visitation of the State Hospital 
at Tewksburj, the State Farm at Bridgewater, and the Massa- 
chusetts State Sanatorium at Rutland. The Superintendent 
of State Minor Wards has the oversight and visitation of the 
Lyman School for Boys at Westborough, the State Industrial 
School for Girls at Lancaster, and the Massachusetts Hospital 
School at Canton, and is also charged with the visitation of the 
several County Truant Schools. The visitation of the Lyman 
and Industrial School children in families and of the city and 
town adults and children in families is made by paid and unpaid 
agents of the Board. Almshouse visitation is the duty of an 
inspector appointed for this special purpose ; and to his services 
are added, in a large proportion of the almshouse towns, the 
services of local women visitors, whose chief office is that of 
personal sympathy and comfort for the inmates. 

The results of this visitation, with a single exception, are 
given on pages 38 et seq. of this Part of the Report. The 
exception is the work of almshouse inspection, recounted at 
length in Part III, which may be summarized here as fol- 
lows : — • 

Since the establishment of the present method of almshouse 
inspection by the Legislature of 1900 the Board's record in the 
matter has been a record of steady progress. During this period, 
the Board's suggestions regarding the need of improvements and 
the correction of bad conditions have been followed, with few 
exceptions, by the local authorities. The inspector has grad- 
ually acquainted himself with almshouse conditions and require- 
ments throughout the Commonwealth, has won the general con- 
fidence of almshouse officials, and effectually supplemented the 
recommendations of the Board. The volunteer visitors have 
done excellent work in studying the individual needs of the 
inmates, giving them comfort and cheer with generous words 
and acts, and in helping to disclose occasional cases of careless- 
ness or neglect on the part of the management. As the service 
of these visitors is getting to be better understood by overseers 
and wardens, its value has become more evident to them. 

During the past year the inspector has visited every almshouse 
once and a considerable number several times, making detailed 



6 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

reports of every visit; has held conferences with town com- 
mittees, and many personal interviews with Overseers of the 
Poor ; and has assisted in making several sets of building plans. 
At Middleborough a new almshouse has been built ; at Boston 
(Long Island) nearly $20,000 has been expended on renova- 
tion ; at Charlton an addition has been constructed costing about 
$2,700 ; and fifty other cities and towns have expended over 
$300 each in repairs and improvements. Defects at Amherst, 
Belchertown, Charlton, Dennis, Monson, and Sutton have been 
remedied; but Easthampton, Gloucester, Holyoke, Lawrence, 
Marshfield, Ashbumham, Mansfield, Wayland, Wellesley, and 
Woburn were still, according to the last reports, open to criticism 
in regard to matters of heating, water supply, or construction. 
Almshouse salaries average about $580 per annum for warden 
and matron. Waltham, Wakefield, Concord, Lexington, and 
Somerset have a record of service of these ofiicials of a quarter 
of a century or thereabouts, but in most cases the periods of such 
service are short. In 45 almshouses special hospital accommo- 
dations are provided. J^urses are regularly employed in but 
fifteen cities and towns. The standard of bathing once a week 
is low, but too many towns fall below that. Fourteen alms- 
houses have libraries of books. Of the 192 almshouses, the large 
majority have buildings wholly of wood, the rest being of brick 
or stone. Sitting-rooms are provided in 130 almshouses, and the 
same number have fully equipped bath-rooms. Stoves furnish 
heat for 48 of them, the remainder being heated by steam, hot 
air, or hot water. In 51 cases electricity furnishes the light ; a 
few are lighted by gas, and 133 by oil. They are generally 
well provided with fire-escapes where needed, and with good 
provision for extinguishing fire. The whole number of in- 
mates at time of visitation was 4,787, viz., 2,785 men, 1,872 
women, and 130 children, or persons under 21 years of age, — 
the children being either retained under the provisions of law, 
or, as happened in a few instances, if found there contrary to 
law, being removed by the Overseers after notice sent to them. 
The whole number of inmates during the year was 10,542, or 
2,100 more than the preceding year. Of the number at time 
of visitation, there were 131 under 21 years of age; 474 between 
21 and 40; 1,544 between 40 and 60; 2,638 60 years and over. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 7 

Of the whole number, 4,221 were reported as permanent, and 
566, or about one-eighth of the whole, as temporary; and 2,208 
were stated to have relatives in town. Board was paid by 
friends or by themselves for a total of 98. In 14 almshouses 
a total of 127 consumptive cases were found, about three-quarters, 
of them in Boston. In most instances these consumptives were 
entirely separated from the rest of the inmates and received 
special diet and treatment, but there is still room for care and 
watchfulness in this respect on the part of officials. In 172 
almshouses there were a total of 905 defective inmates; of 
whom 280 were reported as idiotic, 55 epileptic, 435 cripples, 
89 blind, 23 idiotic and cripples, 9 epileptic and cripples, 5 
blind and cripples, 1 deaf, dumb, and a cripple, 4 deaf and 
dumb, 1 idiotic and blind, 2 deaf and blind, 1 feeble-minded. 
A total of 133 able-bodied inmates under 60 years of age were 
found in 18 almshouses, most of them in Boston (Long Island), 
Fall River, and Lowell, — not a large number comparatively, 
but more than should be allowed. The number of vagrants 
has been still further reduced. From 15,491 in 89 almshouses 
three years ago, it fell a year later to 7,900 in 61 almshouses; 
a year after that, to 3,127 in 26 almshouses; and during the 
last year, to 423 in 26 almshouses. In connection with the 
almshouses was a total of about 19,000 acres, of which 6,267 
were tilled. Milk was produced in 150 almshouses, and vege- 
tables of various kinds in nearly all of them. The total valua- 
tion of land and buildings was $4,970,524.38, and the total cost 
of improvements, $96,110.45. 

h. Publication. 
In addition to its full Annual Report, of which 2,000 copies 
are printed, there are issued under the law, for the use of the 
Board, 500 copies of so much of the Report as relates to the 
city and town almshouses and statistics of paupers supported 
by cities and towns, and 1,000 copies of so much as relates to 
returns made by certain charitable corporations. Under the 
provisions of legislation of 1907 there has recently been pub- 
lished a manual, consisting of a compilation of law^s relating 
to the Board, for the use of its members and officers. Overseers 
of the Poor, and others concerned. The Board also possesses 



8 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

a small but groAving library of publications relating to special 
subjects of charity, for the use of its members and employees. 

As already stated, the results of the Board's visitation are 
given in this Part of the Annual Report. In Part II are given 
abstracts of the reports of charitable corporations whose per- 
sonal jDroperty is exempt from taxation, these reports being 
made annually to the Board, under the law. 

It appears that there were 604 of these corporations. Of the 
whole number, notwithstanding repeated reminders, 43 failed 
to make any return, 44 were not in active operation generally 
because they had not accumulated sufficient funds for the pur- 
pose, and 20 had not completed their first year of operation and 
therefore could not make full reports. The remaining 497 cor- 
porations made practically complete reports. Their total valua- 
tion was $53,301,259.95, viz., property owned and occupied for 
corporate purposes, $22,224,262.29; investments, $31,076,- 
997.66. Their chief sources of income were: subscriptions and 
donations, $1,731,961.78; bequests, $2,237,359; income from 
investments, $1,478,840.02 ; paying and partly paying benefi- 
ciaries, $1,980,409.32; sales and entertainments, $152,172.57; 
industries, $500,126.37. Their chief items of expense were : sal- 
aries and wages, $1,979,919.57; provisions and supplies, 
$2,113,841.96; repairs and improvements, $593,672.02. Their 
total running expenses were $6,473,636.75. The whole number 
of beneficiaries reported was 596,890, besides 7,478 families and 
150 institutions. Of the individual beneficiaries, 209,250 were 
aided free, the remaining 287,640 either paying or partly pay- 
ing for the services rendered. The total number of employees, 
to whom the amount of $1,979,919.57 was paid in the form 
of salaries and wages, was 6,421. 

It is to be carefully noted that the publication of these re- 
ports does not mean that the charity work done by the corpora- 
tions is known to and has received the endorsement of the State 
Board of Charity. The Board, under existing laws, is not in 
a position to determine either the need or the value of this 
work. It is also to be noted that the Board is not responsible 
for the correctness of the reports. They are carefully revised 
and evident errors are corrected, but with the exception of a 
single corporation, established by legislation of 1906 and 1908, 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 9 

the Board has no means of verifying the statements in question 
either by visitation or by examination of the treasurers' books. 

The Board reaffirms its repeated suggestion that legislation 
should be secured, providing, first, for some method of verifica- 
tion of the most important items of the annual reports of these 
corporations; and secondly, for visitation by some central au- 
thority, if not of all the institutions, at least of the homes for 
the care of sick and aged poor and orphan and needy children. 
The Board believes in such legislation as a measure of pro- 
tection for the recipients of aid, v^hose number is large, and also 
in view of the large amount of personal property owned by the 
corporations which is relieved from the burden of taxation, and 
the frequent inquiries made by individuals personally interested 
in the inmates and by others desiring to make gifts or bequests. 

The Pauper Abstract, given in Part III of this Report, is 
prepared mainly from the returns made to this Board annually 
by the local Overseers of the Poor. These contain details re- 
specting persons who have been supported or relieved within the 
year, and the expenses involved; and are fairly reliable in re- 
spect to the number of paupers relieved, but less so in regard to 
the cost. Relief outside the almshouses is as a rule under the 
immediate observation and control of the overseers or their 
agent, who should investigate each case as it arises, keep in- 
formed respecting it as long as relief is called for, and record 
the expenditures. The management of the almshouses is in 
many cases less closely watched by them; the receipts and ex- 
penditures are largely entrusted to the warden, who may be 
a good manager of the house and farm but an indifferent ac- 
countant, and who is often allowed to apply to almshouse uses, 
at his own discretion, sums received from sale of farm produce, 
accounting therefor to the overseers monthly, quarterly, or only 
at the end of the town year. In many, perhaps now in the 
majority of towns, all farm receipts are paid over to the town 
treasurer as received or at frequent intervals, and expenses in- 
curred are paid by drafts upon the treasurer. That official 
can give a truthful statement of the almshouse account in such 
towns, while he could not under the loose system too prevalent. 
At present there is frequent want of agreement between the ac- 



10 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

count of the overseers and the treasurer. Owing to the evident 
difficulty v^hich overseers find in making up a satisfactory 
statement of expenses for the year which the law calls for, it 
has been customary to accept in the returns figures drawn from 
the town report, which is assumed to be made up with special 
care; and the to^vn reports are habitually consulted to confirm, 
explain, or supplement the pauper returns. But the reports 
of the cities and towns are far from uniform in respect to the 
year they cover. Formerly the town year in the majority of 
cases did not differ very widely from the pauper year, which 
ends March 31. Of late, how^ever, tliere has been a tendency 
to make the town year approximate the calendar year, which 
period has already been adopted by about one-fourth of the 
towns. From the examination of 269 recent reports of different 
cities and to^vns, it was found that a few only now end their 
year with I^ovember 30, less than one-fourth with January 31, 
a like number with February 28, and only 1 in 12 with 
March 31. To some extent the requirement of annual returns 
to the State Board in specified form has improved the accounts 
of overseers as printed in the town reports. It is manifest, 
however, that no exact comparison of one to\^Ti with another 
can be made without the adoption of a common system of 
accounts, a common form of statement, and a common year; 
and this the Board hopes eventually to secure, cooperating in 
the matter with the Bureau of Statistics of Labor. 

The Pauper Abstract, which is thus the joint product of the 
returns and the town reports, shows that in the past year full 
support was given to 12,084 different persons, — the average 
number having been 6,440, and the number remaining 6,772, 
— as against 11,405 persons in the previous year, with an 
average of 5,838, and the number remaining 6; 17 6. This gives 
an increase of 679 in the whole number supported, of 602 in 
the average number, and of 596 in the number at the close of 
the year. The decision of the courts as to local liability for the 
support of settled inmates of the School for the Feeble-minded 
restores to municipal account about 200 persons excluded last 
year from the report of town charges. 

Of the average number fully supported the past year, — 
6,440, — 4,533 were cared for at the town almshouses, 893 in 



PaitL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 11 

other institutiotis, and 1,014 in private families, as compared 
with 4,224 in almshouses, 645 in other institutions and 1,027 
in families, for the previous year, — an increase of 309 in 
the almshouses, and 248 in other institutions, and a de- 
crease of 45 in private families; on the whole, an increase of 
about 10 per cent, in the year. The rate of increase for the 
previous year was 6 per cent. 

The number who received temporary aid or partial support 
was 57,735, or 4,868, or 9 per cent, more than in the previous 
year; the estimated average number being 18,744, or 583 larger 
than in 1906-07, — an increase of 32 per cent. Cases of va- 
grancy increased 46 per cent., being 38,318, as against 26,224 
last year, though still less than in 1905-06, when there were 
44,003. This indicates some reaction from the stringent appli- 
cation of the tramp laws of 1905. 

The current expenditures of the cities and towns for the poor 
amounted to $2,484,740, against $2,401,930 for the preceding 
year; of which sum $1,066,342 was expended at the almshouses, 
$160,910 at other institutions, and $141,067 for support in 
private families, — a total for full support of $1,368,319, par- 
tial support, $921,700, and administration, $194,721. These 
expenditures were offset by receipts and reimbursements to the 
amount of $500,868, leaving the net expenses of the year $1,- 
983,871, as compared with $1,887,259 in 1906-07, — an in- 
crease of $96,612, or a little above 5 per cent. 

The maintenance of poor at the town almshouses cost the net 
sum of $762,425 for an average number of 4,533 persons, 
showing the average weekly rate to have been a little less than 
$3.24, or 15 cents less than in 1906-07. The net cost of poor 
in other institutions was $155,848 for an average number of 
893, the weekly rate being above $3.35, or 38 cents more than 
in 1906-07; and support in private families cost $136,267 for 
an average of 1,014 persons, — a weekly rate of $2.50, or 6 cents 
less than in 1906-07, and precisely the same as in 1905-06. 

In the aggregate, it appears that the net expenses for 69,161 
persons relieved or maintained the past year by the cities and 
towns, including the unsettled poor aided in their homes, were 
$1,983,871, and the corresponding expenses of 1906-07 for 63,- 
595 persons were $1,887,259, — an increase for the past year of 



12 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

5,566 persons and of $96,612 in cost. These increases, of course, 
are but the reflection and in some degree a measure of the busi- 
ness depression which prevailed during the larger part of the 
period to which the returns relate. 

State adult paupers, or paupers without known settlement, if 
fully supported are found chiefly in the State Hospital and the 
State Farm; at the State Hospital are many unsettled insane, 
and at the State Farm many of the criminal class also, neither 
of which are technically paupers. Excluding all these, the 
pauper class at the two institutions during the past year has 
averaged 1,609, as against 1,290 in 1906-07. Their approxi- 
mate cost to the State this year has been $257,232, as compared 
with $180,948 in 1906-07. 

The figures heretofore given for both State and town paupers 
show for the past year an average number fully supported of 
8,049, at an aggregate cost of $1,311,772. The towns and cities 
report the numbers who have received partial support, and these 
theoretically include all State cases. 

Special Investigations. 
At different periods during the year, the Board made special 
investigations, and obtained results, as follows : — 

Inquiry concerning the Care of Feeble-minded Women. 
On December 19, 1907, the Board addressed the following 
inquiry to the State Boards of Charities or other available au- 
thorities of the several States of the Union : — 

The State Board of Charity of Massachusetts is desirous of obtain- 
ing information regarding the law and the practice in other States 
of the Union relative to the care of women, not technically feeble- 
minded, but more or less weak in intellect, who have given birth to 
illegitimate children. 

Will you have the kindness to inform me what provision is made 
in your State, whether by legal enactment or otherwise, for the segre- 
gation and special care of this class of persons in almshouses or 
other places of detention. 

Following is a summary of the replies : — 
Of the 46 States and territories addressed, answers were re- 
ceived from all excepting Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, E'ew 



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Jersey, and South Carolina. Of these, 18 state that they make 
no provision for the class of persons concerned, viz., Arkansas, 
California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Ken- 
tucky, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, 
Vermont, Washington, Wyoming, Arizona, and District of 
Columbia; and 11 state that such persons are cared for to a 
greater or less extent in almshouses, viz., Connecticut, Georgia, 
Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode 
Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

Indiana reports that there is a custodial department in the 
State School for Feeble-minded, to which feeble-minded women 
between the ages of 16 and 45 may be committed by the court. 
Indiana also refers to a law regarding sterilization of defectives 
and degenerates, passed by the Legislature of 1907. 

Iowa reports that women of this class up to the age of 46 
years may be admitted to the Institution for Feeble-minded 
Children. 

Maine reports that there has been no provision hitherto, but 
the Legislature of 1907 established the Maine School for Feeble- 
minded, where it is intended to care for women of the class 
concerned. 

Minnesota reports that provision is made for such women in 
the Custodial Ward of the School for Feeble-minded. 

Nevada reports that there is no provision, except possibly 
commitment to the State Asylum for the Insane. 

New Hampshire reports that such cases are cared for in alms- 
houses, where they are sometimes detained as long as the county 
commissioners think it advisable. 

New York reports that provision is made for such cases in 
the Newark State Custodial Asylum for Feeble-minded Women. 

North Dakota reports no provision, unless such women may 
possibly be provided for in the State Institution for Feeble- 
minded. 

Ohio reports that such persons have been sent to county 
infirmaries, and that a number of the women inmates of the In- 
stitution for Feeble-minded might be classed as weak-minded. 

Pennsylvania reports that some are cared for in State insti- 
tutions for feeble-minded and some in the county almshouses. 

Utah reports that there is no special institution for the care 



14 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

of these cases, but that in Salt Lake City there is an organized 
society for this and other purposes. 

Wisconsin reports that there are some such cases in the Home 
for Feeble-minded. 

Inquiry concerning the Dispensing of Medicine to Poor Persons hy 

Cities. 

Early in the year the Board sent the following inquiries to 
Overseers of the Poor of the several cities of the Common- 
wealth : — 

1. Whether in dispensing medicine to poor persons you are accus- 
tomed to acquaint them with the fact that in receiving such medi- 
cine they are receiving pauper aid? 

2. To what extent is it your custom to give pauper aid to children 
asking for the same in behalf of their parents ? 

Following is a summary of the answers received to the first 
inquiry : — 

Of the 33 cities, 22 (Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, 
Chicopee, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Gloucester, Lawrence, 
Maiden, Medford, Melrose, N'ewburyport, Northampton, Pitts- 
field, Quincy, Salem, Taunton, Waltham, Woburn, and Worces- 
ter) state that in dispensing medicine to poor persons they 
always inform them that they are receiving pauper aid; 3 
(Haverhill, Lynn, and North Adams) generally inform them 
to that effect; 1 (Beverly) tries to do so; 1 (Somerville) so 
informs them in most cases and will hereafter in all cases; 5 
(Holyoke, Lowell, New Bedford, Newton, and Springfield) 
think that the applicants understand that they are receiving 
pauper aid; and 1 (Marlborough) gives no such information. 

The second inquiry was answered as follows : — 

Of the 33 cities, Y (Chelsea, Chicopee, Fitchburg, Melrose, 
Newton, Brockton, and Lynn) give no pauper aid to children 
asking for it in behalf of their parents; 18 (Beverly, Boston, 
Cambridge, Everett, Fall River, Gloucester, Holyoke, Lawrence, 
Maiden, New Bedford, North Adams, Northampton, Pittsfield, 
Somerville, Taunton, Waltham, Woburn, and Worcester) give 
aid to children when parents are ill, and in other exceptional 
cases; 4 (Haverhill, Quincy, Salem, and Springfield) give such 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 15 

aid to a limited extent; 2 (Lowell and Medford) discourage the 
habit; and 2 (Marlborough and Xewburyport) give such aid. 

The Board subsequently communicated with the Overseers 
of the Poor of all the cities and towns of the Commonwealth, 
as follows : — 

The State Board of Charity begs to offer the following suggestions 
to the Overseers of the Poor of the several cities and towns of the 
Commonwealth : — 

1. That in dispensing medicine to poor persons it should be made 
clear to them that in receiving such medicine they are receiving 
pauper aid. 

2. That pauper aid should not be given to children asking for 
the same in behalf of their parents unless they bring a physician's 
certificate to the effect that the parents are too ill to ask for such 
aid in person. 

Inquiry concerning the Treatment of Tramps by Cities and Towns. 

On June 1, 1908, the Board sent the following circular to the 
several cities and towns of the Commonwealth : — 

1. Under which branch of local government {i.e., Police or Over- 
seers of the Poor) are tramps cared for? 

2. If under police: (a) Does an arraignment in court follow? 
If so. what complaint is made in court, and what is the usual sen- 
tence? (b) \Vhat accommodations are provided? "What sanitary 
arrangements? beds? food? 

3. If under Overseers of the Poor: (a) Are they lodged and 
fed, or is aid refused? (b) Is work required? If so, what is the 
character of the work? (c) Are accommodations apart from pau- 
pers provided, as required by law ? "What accommodations are pro- 
vided as to sanitary arrangements? beds? food? 

4. Do your local private charities care for them? x\re applica- 
tions made by them to private individuals ? Are there more appli- 
cations than formerly? 

5. Do tramp camps exist in your town or vicinity? 

6. Are fewer tramps now cared for than in the years just before 
the enactment of chapters 344 and 348 of the Acts of 1905? 

7. (a) Does the requirement for separate quarters prevent your 
town from caring for them? (&) Do the regulations of the State 
Board of Health prevent your town from caring for them ? What 
changes, if any, would you make in those regulations ? 

8. Does the expense of arrest, trial, and transportation deter the 
town from prosecuting them? 



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9. What is your opinion as to the value of the laws of 1905, 
regarding the care of tramps by cities and towns? 

10. Do you think that any persons who are really working men 
in search of employment have been recently dealt with as tramps in 
your town? If so, how many? Are such persons cared for by 
private charity, or in other ways? 

In compliance with this inquiry, 281 out of the 354 cities 
and towns of the Commonwealth made reports. In 38 cases the 
reports contained the bare statement that no tramps were cared 
for. 

Question 1 : Of the 281 cities and towns, 77 stated that 
tramps were cared for by police, and 153 that they were cared 
for by Overseers of the Poor ; the rest made no reply. 

Question 2 : The answers to this question are imperfect. Of 
the police cases reported, 54 resulted in an arraignment in 
court; and of these, 22 were committed to the State Farm, 1 
was fined, and 1 was committed to a house of correction. The 
period of court commitments varied from ten days to six months. 
There were 36 cases provided for in lock-ups, 8 in cells, 2 in 
tramp houses, 4 in small houses, and 1 in a room. Sanitary 
arrangements are reported as generally good, but are rarely 
otherwise specified. Beds are described as bunks, planks, 
berths, benches, boards, etc. Food is generally reported as good, 
varying from crackers and water to full meals. 

Question 3 : The answers to this question are also imperfect. 
In 54 towns the applicants are reported as lodged and fed, and 
in 12 they were refused aid. In 31 towns work w^as required, 
and in 58 was not required. Work was generally sawing and 
splitting wood ; in a few instances, farm work. Almost without 
exception the law requiring separate accommodations is re- 
ported as complied with. Sanitary arrangements are reported 
as generally good, but are rarely clearly described. Beds are 
reported as generally good. Food is reported as varying from 
crackers to soup, bread, and coffee. 

Question 4 : Eight towns replied that their local private chari- 
ties cared for tramps, and 177 that they did not care for them; 
68 that applications were made by tramps to private indi- 
viduals; 99 that such applications were not made; 4 that there 
were more applications than formerly, and 195 that there were 
not more, but generally far less. 



Part I.J GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 17 

Question 5 : Eleven towns stated that there were tramp camps 
in their vicinity, and 218 that there were no tramp camps. 

Question 6 : Two hundred towns stated that fewer tramps 
were cared for than just prior to the enactment of the tramp 
acts of 1905, and 16 towns that there were not fewer. 

Question 7 : Eifty-six to^vns stated that the requirement for 
separate quarters prevented their towns from caring for tramps, 
and 138 that the requirement had no such effect; 55 towns that 
the regulations of the State Board of Health prevented their 
towns from caring for tramps, and 122 that these regulations 
had no such effect; 93 towns would make no changes in the 
regulations; 5 find them too stringent; and 3 would abolish 
them. 

Question 8 : Thirty-three towns replied that the expense of 
arrest, trial, and transportation deterred the town from prose- 
cuting tramps, and 147 that it did not. 

Question 9 : One hundred and twenty-three towns declared 
the laws of 1905 regarding tramps to be good; and 12 to be un- 
satisfactory. 

Question 10 : Twenty-seven towns w^re of the opinion that 
some persons who were working men in search of employment 
had been treated as tramps, 178 that they had not been so 
treated. The replies about the number of persons so treated 
were indefinite and unsatisfactory; 22 towns reported that such 
persons were cared for by private charity, and 7 that they were 
cared for in other ways. 

(See figures on vagrancy, p. 11.) 

Inquiry concerning the Investigation and Treatment of Pauper Cases 
hy Cities and Towns. 

Questions were placed in the hands of eight settlement visitors 
of the Board, assigned to different districts of the State, with 
instructions to furnish replies. The replies were given in con- 
siderable detail, and are fairly unanimous. The following 
statement gives summaries of the visitors' reports and citations 
from them : — 

Question 1. Are Overseers frequently changed, so that inex- 
perienced Overseers must learn hy experiment and experience? 
Answer. (Summary.) Overseers are more frequently changed 
in cities than in towns. In most of the cities and in a few of 



18 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

the larger towns the periods of service are long, but in a large 
majority of cases changes are frequent, and inexperienced men 
are elected who seldom hold office long enough to obtain a prac- 
tical knowledge of the work. (Extracts from reports.) Towns 
elect their Overseers for three years, and the average overseer 
retires at the end of his term, as it requires too much work for 
the nominal salary paid. — In most of the towns of this district 
Overseers are either old men who have given up business, or 
younger men who use the office as a stepping-stone to higher 
political honor. In one of the cities the Board has had' an 
entire new membership twice within two years. 

Question 2. What cities and toiuns employ an official to give 
all necessary time to investigation and relief, — as one of the 
Overseers, or a clerk, or a visitor? Does such official usually con- 
tinue in office long, and over changes in the Board of Overseers? 
Answer. (Summary.) Most of the cities and a few of the 
towns employ salaried agents who give their whole time to the 
work of investigation and relief. These agents generally have 
long terms of service. In all other cases the work is done by one 
or more of the Overseers of the Poor. (Extracts from reports.) 
In this district 18 cities and towns employ officials for investi- 
gation and dispensing of relief. In the cities such officials re- 
main long in office. In many of the tovnis the Board of Over- 
seers is also the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Assessors, 
and in such cases these officials have some private business 
besides. — Towns of large area are divided into three districts 
and an overseer is elected from each. — One city employs a 
paid visitor, whose only duty is to investigate the homes of 
paupers; his investigations are frequent and thorough. All 
cases are treated alike, whether it be the city's own case or the 
case of a pauper who has a settlement in another city, or the 
case of a State pauper. Another city employs a man on a 
salary, whose duty it is to visit the poor ; but this duty is per- 
formed in a most perfunctory manner. A city or town case 
is never visited; a State case may be visited once, but an in- 
vestigation of a home is never made. — In one city of this 
district, and in the towns, the whole work of looking after State 
cases is left to the State visitor. In another city the Overseers 
themselves investigate. They do not give all their time to it, 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 19 

but thej do their work pretty well. — Three cities and three 
to^vns of this district emjDloj agents who practically hold office 
permanently. All the towns pay a chairman or clerk to in- 
vestigate, but such investigation is generally superficial. — Five 
cities and two towns employ paid officials who give all their 
time to the work, and are not affected by changes in their Boards 
of Overseers; and men of experience and ability keep their 
positions steadily. — Three cities of this district have paid 
agents, who in two cases have remained in office several years, 
and give all their time to the work. In the other three cities 
the agents give two hours daily to the work, and the State visitor 
does nearly all the investigation. — Two cities employ a visitor 
with an annual salary, and two others act through the secretary 
of the Board, who is a member. — In the larger towns the chair- 
man generally does the work and has additional pay. As a 
rule, the Overseers try to meet the requirements of their office, 
but too often they are inexperienced and their tenure of service 
is not long enough for them to obtain practical knowledge of 
their duty, especially with regard to the pauper laws ; and this 
often results in a loss to the towns they represent 

Question 3. Do Overseers look to State Board visitors for 
standards of worh, as in investigations? Answer. (Summary.) 
Generally in towns and to some extent in cities. (Extracts from 
reports.) Officials look largely to the State visitor for standards 
of work and construction of settlement laws. — In towns Over- 
seers always look to the State visitor for guidance, and in cities 
very often. There is only one official in this district who is 
not obliged to do this, because of his long experience and his 
natural adaptability for the work. — In most of the towns the 
State visitor is expected to investigate the case. In the cities 
the clerk or almoner has more cases to deal with and has more 
experience, but often asks visitors' advice. — I^ot in the cities, 
but in the towns. Xo matter how long the overseer has been 
in office he looks to the visitor for standards. As a rule, in- 
vestigations of the visitor are accepted as reliable, but are not 
always acted on. — The large cities in my district do not de- 
pend on the State visitor. 

Question 4. ^y]lat are the objects, 'primarily, of investigations 
by overseers? i.e., to ascertain the needs of persons, to ascertain 



20 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

settlement. Are efforts made to find the causes of need, in order 
to find remedies, and so to do away with dependence ? Answer. 
(Summary.) The first inquiry is generally regarding the need 
of relief, and the second to determine the question of settlement. 
Causes of need and remedies are rarely sought. (Extracts from 
reports.) Overseers first investigate facts as to settlement, and 
aftei-wards proceed no further if applicant has no legal settle- 
ment in place of residence. — Principal object is to find settle- 
ment, and afterwards do as little as possible. 'No great effort 
made to ascertain causes of need. In nine cases out of ten it 
it simply a matter of dollars and cents to the Overseers. Appli- 
cants call on Overseers, making case as pathetic as possible, 
and Overseers aid without pressing investigation, rarely think- 
ing of remedies. — Overseers first ask whether applicant needs 
relief, then examine the matter of settlement. Investigation 
made by Overseers is usually very slight, being limited to the 
applicant's statement. The question facing the Overseers is 
the relief of distress. This being answered, they seldom go 
further, and make no effort to provide for remedies. — In most 
of the towns it is assumed that the applicants stand in need 
of relief, although the Overseers generally know something about 
them. In many cases Overseers never visit people at their 
homes. — Overseers have scores of applicants on their books 
w^hom neither they nor their visitor have ever seen. Very little 
is done by the Overseers to remedy conditions. The first object 
is to ascertain need of relief, and in many cases this is deter- 
mined by the statement of the applicant, without investigation 
or verification, and mistakes often occur in this way; but in 
cities where a regular visitor is employed, it is becoming the 
rule to investigate prior to aid. — Efforts rarely made to find 
remedies, though some Overseers make an effort in this direc- 
tion. It is an individual rather than an official characteristic. 
— In this district investigation is first to learn need of aid, 
then to give aid if necessary. In one large city a member of 
the family able to work is required to work, payment being 
made in groceries and fuel at the rate of $1 a day. Question 
of settlement is determined later. Efforts are made to find 
causes of need, and employment secured if possible. 

Question 5. Are requests for aid received from children in- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 21 

stead of from the men or women? From the women instead 
of from the men? Answer. (Summary.) Frequently from 
women and children, but in cases of children aid is generally 
refused, and women are refused if nothing prevents man from 
coming in. (Extracts from reports.) Aid not given to children, 
but often to women. It is the fundamental principle of pauper 
law that you cannot allow the wife and children to suffer if 
the head of the family refuses to make application and the wife 
applies instead. — Woman usually applies ; after first aid, chil- 
dren often apply. Overseers opposed to practice, and every- 
thing done towards discontinuance. As a rule, Overseers have 
hard work to get a man to make application for his dependent 
family. — In exceptional cases of well-known families, or fre- 
quent applicants, children apply for aid and receive it. Usually 
they bring a note from their mother. — Applications by wife 
exceed those made by husband. Overseers try to suppress evil 
of sending children. In some cities it is forbidden, but in none 
absolutely prevented. — More applications by woman than 
man ; husband unwilling to apply, knowing that he may be re- 
quired to work, or he may be sick or he has deserted his family. 

Question 6. Is aid secured from relatives; hy legal action, if 
necessary? Answer. (Summary.) Aid is rarely sought or 
secured from relatives, except in Boston and one or two other 
places. Legal action is rarely taken by cities and towns with 
reference to reimbursement. (Extracts from reports.) Aid 
not secured from relatives because few are able, and those that 
are able are not required by law. — Soliciting aid from relatives 
is seldom done; few paupers have such relatives. Courts not 
inclined to place burden of support on those legally liable imless 
there is some property to be attached. — In this district rela- 
tives if able are always apj^ealed to, often with success. The 
amount they give may be small, and applicant finds it necessary 
to apply for further relief from Overseers. — Xo legal steps to 
compel relatives to provide for dependents. 

Question 7. ^Yhat is done in the way of providing substitutes 
for material aid — o-s in finding work or helping persons to find 
work? Answer. (Summary.) Generally little or nothing is 
done in this way. (Extracts from reports.) Rarely is work 
made a substitute for material aid. Overseers as a rule are not 



22 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

in a position to procure work. Persons seeking relief are not, 
as a class, such as labor employers desire. — In two cities and 
two towns Overseers do what they can to improve position of 
poor applying for aid, but in most cases nothing is done toward 
securing work. — Little is done to provide a substitute for ma- 
terial aid. This field is regarded as the special province of 
Associated Charities and kindred organizations. — In one city 
with a wood yard, able-bodied applicants saw and split wood 
and receive pay in groceries, fuel, etc. In winter, two cities 
give able-bodied applicants six to nine hours' work at the city 
farm. Occasionally Overseers intercede with heads of other 
city departments to employ the poor. — Emergency aid, such 
as removing snow, is often resorted to, and Overseers frequently 
try to find occupation for members of dependent families. 

Question 8. Is material aid given often to families of habitual 
drunkards f Answer. (Summary.) Families of habitual 
drunkards are very generally aided, except in some cases where 
the husband is at home and in others where the wife is unwilling 
to appear as a witness against her husband. (Extracts from 
reports.) Such aid must be given, otherwise such families 
would starve. — The drunkard's family is often the one that 
stands most in need of aid, and is most worthy. — Aid con- 
stantly given to families of habitual drunkards, but rarely if 
he is at home and not ill. — Groceries in summer and groceries 
and fuel in winter given in such cases. Overseers aid when 
husband is away, but generally not when he is at home. 

Question 9. Are conditions as to need frequently reviewed, 
so that material aid can he stopped as soon as possible ? Answer. 
(Summary.) In some cities conditions are frequently re- 
viewed, but as a rule insufficient attention is given *to this mat- 
ter. (Extracts from reports.) In most of the cities and in 
some of the towns the cases are frequently reviewed. — Over- 
seers invariably neglect to follow cases by frequent visiting, the 
practice being to allow the case to run itself out, that is, the 
applicant stops applying and the case is closed. The only 
reviewing by the Overseers is the occasional questioning of the 
pauper at the time of application. — Few visitors do more than 
ask applicant if change has occurred so that aid can be stopped. 
Overseers appreciate imperfection of this method, but are unable 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 23 

to do more than make general investigation. In some towns 
a standing order is given for a limited or indefinite period, and 
frequently a person will get several orders even after it is 
no longer necessary. — In cities where there are many appli- 
cants, in the original application aid is given without a special 
inquiry, although as a rule reasonable care is exercised to close 
the case as soon as possible. — The condition of persons receiv- 
ing relief is always a subject for thought and a question for 
review. Employment of those able to work and reasons why 
they are not working are always before the Overseers. Any- 
thing that can be done to assist a family to improve their lives 
has the support and cooperation of the Overseers of the Poor. 

It may be added, especially with regard to State cases, that 
the general tendency among local officials is to make as little 
investigation as possible. Incomplete and insufficient notices in 
such cases are sent to the State Board, and the chief burden 
of investigation is thrown upon the State agents. The estab- 
lishment of a better system of visitation, and a closer investi- 
gation, especially with reference to new cases, on the part of 
the town authorities, is very much to be desired. Further 
cooperation between Overseers of the Poor and private charities, 
in these matters is also urged. 

c. Legislation, 
The principal recommendations for legislative action pre- 
sented by the Board in its last Annual Report were an extension 
of the probation system for children and an enlargement of the 
juvenile court system. 

The Legislature of 1907 passed the following resolve: — 

Resolves of 1907, Chapter 121. 

Resolve to provide for an investigation and report by the state 
board of charity relative to the establishment of an in- 
dustrial school for boys. 
Resolved, That the state board of charity is hereby instructed to 
investigate the needs of the estabhshment of an industrial school for 
boys for the industrial training, instruction and reformatory treat- 
ment of such boys as are now excluded from the Lyman school for 
boys by the age limit upon commitment thereto. The board shall 



24 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

consider proper sites for such a school and all matters incident 
thereto, and report to the next general court not later than January 
first, nineteen hundred and eight. Said report shall be accompanied 
by working plans, specifications, and at least three reliable estimates 
of its cost. The board may expend in carrying out the provisions of 
this resolve a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

Approved June 21, 1907. 

Immediately after the passage of the resolve the Board began to 
consider the question of securing a proper site for the school pro- 
posed. Advertisements were inserted in newspapers of Boston and 
other places, asking for offers of a tract of land of about 400 acres, 
suited to the use of a school. Numerous replies were received, but in 
most instances the sites offered were unavailable, either on account 
of their small size, their distance from Boston, the price asked, too 
great a distance from steam or trolley connections, or the general 
unsuitability of the location. After a careful investigation of the 
whole matter the Board unanimously agreed upon a lot of nearly 
400 acres in the town of Charlton, with buildings thereon. The 
original cost of the land and buildings was about $250,000, and 
it was offered to the State for $55,000. The purchase of this prop- 
erty was recommended to the Legislature. 

Since the Board^s report on the subject was made, the Shirley 
property came into the market; and the Board fully endorses the 
recent action of the Trustees in their purchase. (See p. 57.) 

The following is a summary of the results of recommenda- 
tions made by the Board in its last six Annual Reports : — 

1902. 

Recommendation 1. Amending certain sick State poor and tem- 
porary aid laws. Legislation. Acts of 1903, chapters 233 and 355. 

Recommendation 2. Amending the law requiring the State 
Board of Charity to send certain State paupers to the States or 
places where they belong, and to publish their names, destinations, 
etc. Legislation. Acts of 1903, chapter 231. 

Recommendation S. Amending the law providing for reports of 
certain charitable corporations to be made to the State Board of 
Charity. Legislation. Acts of 1903, chapter 402. 

1903. 

Recommendation 1. Amending and perfecting the law relative 
to sentences to the State Farm. Legislation. Acts of 1904, chap- 
ter 216. 



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1904. 

Recommendation 1. Amendment of laws relating to almshouses : 
{a) Regarding the retention of minor children in almshouses; (6) 
Preventing association between pauper and vagrant inmates; (c) 
Regarding preparation of building plans. Legislation, (a) Acts of 
1905, chapter 303; (b) Acts of 1905, chapter 348; (c) Acts of 1905, 
chapter 162. 

Recommendation 2. Authorizing the State Board of Charity to 
inspect certain charitable corporations. 'No legislation. 

Recommendation 3. Establishment of juvenile courts in the 
larger cities of the Commonwealth. Legislation. Acts of 1906, 
chapter 489. 

Recommendation 4. Providing for the protection of children in 
the religious belief of their parents. Legislation. Acts of 1905, 
chapter 464. 

Recommendation 5. Enlargement of Board of Trustees of State 
Sanatorium by the addition of two women. Legislation. Acts of 
1905, chapter 159. 

Recommendation 6. Removal of insane from State Hospital. No 
legislation. 

Recommendation 7. Providing for the publication of papers 
relating to the work of the Board. No legislation. 

Recommendation 8. Providing for the visitation of paupers in 
cities as well as in towns. Legislation. Acts of 1905, chapter 285. 

Recommendation 9. Amendment of laws relating to decennial 
returns. Legislation. Acts of 1905, chapter 115. 

1905. 

Recommendation 1. Providing for the transmission of letters 
from inmates of institutions to the State Board of Charity. Legis- 
lation. Acts of 1906, chapter 341. 

Recommendation 2. Amending the laws relating to juvenile 
courts. Legislation. Acts of 1906, chapter 489. 

Recommendation 3. Removal of insane from State Hospital. No 
legislation. 

Recommendation Ji. Eaising the age limit of children committed 
to jails, etc., in default of bail. Legislation. Acts of 1906, chap- 
ter 413. 

1906. 

Recommendation 1. That plans for almshouse buildings, or for 
reconstruction of old almshouses, by cities and towns, be submitted 
to the State Board of Charity for its approval. No legislation. 

Recommendation 2. That additional provision be made for the 
care of delinquent boys between the ages of fifteen and eighteen 



26 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

years, other than at the Concord Reformatory. Legislation. Acts 
of 1907, chapter 121; Acts of 1908, chapter 639. 

Becommendation 3. That assistant probation oflBcers for chil- 
dren be appointed by the courts. Legislation. Acts of 1908, chap- 
ter 637. 

Recommendation Jf. That parents of children cormnitted by the 
courts may be required to pay for the children's support. No legis- 
lation. 

Recommendation 5. That separate provision be made for the care 
of minor children who must be kept at the State Hospital. No legis- 
lation. 

Recommendation 6. That transfers from the L}Tnan School to 
the Concord Reformatory be made b}" court commitment only. Xo 
legislation. 

Recommendation 7. That the State Board of Charity be author- 
ized to prepare and print a manual of laws relating to the adminis- 
tration of the charities of the Commonwealth. Legislation. Re- 
solves of 1907, chapter 45. 

1907. 

Recommendation 1. Extension of probation system for children. 
Legislation. Acts of 1908, chapter 637. 

Recommendation 2. Enlargement of juvenile court system. So 
legislation. 

Laws affecting the Board, passed by the Legislature of 1908, 
were as follows : — 

Acts of 1908, Chapter 103. 

Ax Act to chaxge the xame of certaix truaxt schools. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. The truant school at Springfield in the count}' of 
Hampden, the truant school at Chelmsford in the county of Middle- 
sex, and the truant school at Walpole in the count}- of Xorfolk shall 
hereafter be called, respectively, the Hampden county training 
school, the Middlesex count}^ training school, and the Norfolk, Bris- 
tol and Phmouth union training school: and any school hereafter 
established pursuant to section one of chapter forty-six of the Re- 
vised Laws relative to truants and truant schools shall be called a 
training school. All laws now or hereafter in force relative to 
truants and truant schools shall apply to training schools and to 
commitments thereto. 

Sectiox 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved Fehruary 2k, 1908. 



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Acts of 1908, Chapter 286. 

An Act relative to the release of certain minors after 

ARREST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any child between the ages of seven and seventeen 
who has been arrested with or without a warrant may, unless the 
justice or magistrate of the court issuing the warrant has otherwise 
directed in the warrant, be released by the officer to whom the war- 
rant is delivered, upon the written promise of the parent, guardian 
or any other reputable person, to be responsible for the appearance 
of said child in court at the time and place when the child is to 
appear, and at any other time to which the hearing in the case may 
be continued or adjourned by the court. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 25, 1908. 

Acts of 1908, Chapter 401. 

An Act relative to the henry c. nevins home for the aged 

AND incurable. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and thirty-one of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and six is hereby amended by adding 
thereto the following three sections : — Section 3. Said corporation 
shall annually, on or before the first day of November, make to the 
state board of charity a written or printed report for its last financial 
year, showing fully its property, real and personal, and the invest- 
ment thereof, its receipts and expenditures, the whole number and 
average number of its beneficiaries, and such other information as 
the board may require. This report shall be signed and sworn to by 
the financial officers and a majority of the directors or persons hav- 
ing the powers of directors in such corporation. The state board of 
charity shall at all times have access to the books and records of said 
corporation. Section Jf. The property of said corporation shall be 
invested in such investments only as are lawful for trustees under 
wills by the laws of this commonwealth ; but this provision shall not 
be construed to prevent said corporation from holding until it sees 
fit to sell any securities or other property bequeathed or given to it, 
or from purchasing or holding any real estate or other property used 
or intended to be used by it for the purposes of its incorporation. 
Section 5. The attorney-general shall enforce compliance with the 
provisions of this act, and shall, when necessary, proceed for that 
purpose against said corporation or its officers by bill in equity or 
other suitable process. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April IG, 1908. 



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Acts of 1908, Chapter 465. 

An Act relative to the probation service. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The chief justice of the superior court shall appoint 
five persons, one or more of whom may be justices of the courts, to 
be a Commission on Probation. Their terms of office shall be so 
designated at the time of appointment that the term of one member 
shall expire on the second Wednesday of July in each of the five 
years following; and in each year hereafter the said chief justice 
shall in like manner appoint one member for a term of five years. A 
vacancy in the commission shall be filled in the same manner for 
the unexpired term. Any member of the commission may be re- 
moved by the chief justice. The commission shall appoint a deputy 
commissioner, who shall be its executive officer and shall hold office 
during its pleasure. He shall perform such duties as may be re- 
quired of him by the commission; and shall receive such salary as 
it shall determine. The commission shall be provided with suitable 
office accommodations, in the Suffolk county court house or else- 
where, and may employ such assistance as is needed to perform its 
work. The members of the commission shall receive no compensa- 
tion for services hereunder, but they and the deputy commissioner 
shall be allowed the necessary expenses incurred in the performance 
of their official duties. The expense incurred under this section 
shall not exceed five thousand dollars in any one year, and shall be 
paid from the treasury of the commonwealth, and the bills therefor 
shall be approved and paid in the same manner in which other bills 
against the commonwealth are approved and paid. 

Section 2. The commission shall prescribe the form of all rec- 
ords and of all reports from probation officers, and shall make rules 
for the registration of reports and for the exchange of information 
between the courts. It shall provide for such organization and co- 
operation of the probation officers in the several courts as may seem 
advisable. To promote co-ordination in the probation work of the 
courts, the commission may call a conference of any or all of the 
justices of the municipal, police and district courts and the Boston 
juvenile court, or a conference of any or all of the probation officers 
and assistant probation officers; and a member of the commission 
shall preside over all such conferences. With the approval of the 
commission the prison commissioners, or the state board of charity, 
may hold a conference with any or all of the probation officers for 
the purpose of securing the co-operation of such officers in keeping 
trace of the whereabouts of persons who are at liberty from the 
prisons of the commonwealth. The travelling expenses of said 
justices or officers in attending any conference herein named, shall 
be paid as the other expenses of the respective courts are paid. 



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Section 3. Every probation officer^ except where there is more 
than one probation officer in any court, then the senior probation 
officer, shall transmit to the commission in such form and at such 
times as it shall require, detailed reports regarding the work of pro- 
bation in the court; and under the direction of the commission a 
record shall be kept of all such cases as the commission may require 
for the information of the justices and probation officers. It shall 
be the duty of police officials to co-operate with the commission and 
the probation officers in obtaining and reporting information con- 
cerning persons on probation. The information so obtained and 
recorded shall be accessible at all times to the justices and officers 
of the courts, to the police commissioner of the city of Boston, and 
to all chiefs of police and city marshals. The prison commissioners 
and the state board of charity shall at all times give to the commis- 
sion and the probation officers such information as may be obtained 
from the records concerning prisoners under sentence or who have 
been released. 

Section 4. In the first week of January annually the commis- 
sion shall transmit to the general court a report of the probation 
work of the courts for the year ending on the thirtieth day of Sep- 
tember preceding. The report shall include such information as the 
commission may consider to be useful, with any suggestions or rec- 
ommendations that it desires to make. Five hundred copies of the 
report shall be printed for the special use of the commission. 

Section 5. The provisions of this act shall not affect the author- 
ity of the courts to require the keeping by their probation officers 
of probation records in addition to those necessary in order to con- 
form to forms of records and reports prescribed by the commission. 
The authority of the courts to approve expenses and disbursements 
relating to the probation system shall not be affected by any pro- 
vision of this act. 

Section 6. Sections eighty-five to ninety, both inclusive, of 
chapter two hundred and seventeen of the Revised Laws, and all 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 
But nothing herein shall be construed to repeal or affect the provi- 
sions of chapter four hundred and thirteen of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and six. 

Section 7. The first section of this act shall take effect on the 
first day of July, and all the other sections on the first day of Octo- 
ber, in the year nineteen hundred and eight. 

Approved April 28, 1908. 



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Acts of 190S, Chapter 470. 

Ax Act to authorize the appoixtmext of officers of the 

STATE FARM AS SPECIAL DISTRICT POLICE OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The governor, upon the Tvritten recommendation of the trustees 
and superintendent of the state farm, may appoint any officer of 
the state farm a special district police officer for a term of three 
years unless sooner removed. Such officer shall have authoritj^ to 
perform any police duty about the premises of the state farm and to 
serve any criminal process in connection therewith. 

Approved May 1, 1908. 

Acts of 1908, Chapter 532. 

Ax Act to authorize the coxstructiox of a saxatorium for 

TUBERCULAR PATIEXTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. Section five of chapter four hundred and seventy- 
four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word '' dollars '', in the tenth line, 
the words : — provided, however, that the governor and council may, 
in their discretion, approve plans for any one of said sanatoriums 
separately, if they are convinced that the cost of such sanatoriimi, 
including the real estate and erection of the buildings and the equip- 
ment and furnishing of the same ready for occupancy, will not ex- 
ceed one hundred thousand dollars, and after such approval a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars may be expended for 
the erection, equipment and furnishing of such sanatorium, not- 
withstanding that the plans for the other sanatoriums have not 
been approved, — so as to read as follows : — Section 5. The ex- 
penditure for carrying out the purposes of this act shall not exceed 
three hundred thousand dollars. Xo expenditure shall be made for 
the erection of buildings except for plans therefor, until such plans 
have been approved by the governor and council, and no such ap- 
proval shall be given unless the governor and council are convinced 
that the c-ost of the real estate and the erection of the buildings, 
and the equipment and furnishing of the same ready for occupancy, 
will not exceed three hundred thousand dollars: provided, however, 
that the governor and council may, in their discretion, approve plans 
for any one of said sanatoriums separately, if they are convinced that 
the cost of such sanatorium, including the real estate and erection 
of the buildings and the equipment and furnisliing of the same 
ready for occupancy, will not exceed one hundred thousand dollars, 
and after such approval a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars may be expended for the erection, equipment and furnishing 
of such sanatorium, notwithstanding that the plans for the other 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 31 

sanatoriums have not been approved. The trustees shall have 
authority to make all contracts and to employ all agents necessary 
to carry into effect the provisions of this act. 

Section 2. Said chapter four hundred and seventy-four is hereby 
further amended by striking out section seven and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 7. When any one of the buildings 
constructed under the provisions of this act is so far completed that 
in the opinion of said trustees it may properly be used for the pur- 
pose aforesaid, the trustees shall notify the governor who shall 
thereupon issue his proclamation establishing said sanatorium. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 19, 1908. 

Acts of 1908, Chapter 533. 

An Act to authorize the board of trustees of three sanato- 

RIUMS FOR tubercular PATIENTS TO TAKE LAND AND EASEMENTS 
FOR WATER AND SEWERAGE PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The trustees of sanatoriums for tubercular patients, 
established by chapter four hundred and seventy-four of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and seven, are hereby authorized to lease 
or purchase or take by right of eminent domain at any time within 
two years after the passage of this act such lands or easements or 
rights therein as they may deem necessary for the purpose of estab- 
lishing a water supply and sewerage system for the three sanato- 
riums for tubercular patients authorized by said chapter to be con- 
structed, provided that the same shall be approved by the state board 
of health. 

Section 2. The said trustees shall within thirty days after taking 
any property or easements or rights therein by right of eminent 
domain sign and cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds for 
the county and district in which the same are situated, a statement 
containing a description thereof as certain as is required in a com- 
mon conveyance of land, and stating that the same are taken for the 
purpose of establishing a water supply and sewerage system for said 
hospitals or any one of them, and upon such recording the property, 
easements and rights described in said statement shall be deemed to 
be taken by the commonwealth. Said trustees shall, after they have 
taken any property under the right of eminent domain, notify the 
owner thereof. 

Section 3. Any person sustaining damage by the taking of land, 
easements, rights or other property hereunder who fails to agree" 
with said trustees as to the amount thereof may have the same 
assessed and determined in the manner provided by law in the case 
of land taken for laying out' highways, on application at any time 
witliin one year after the taking of such land or other property. 



32 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Section 4. In any proceeding for the recovery of damages here- 
under said trustees may offer in court and consent in writing that a 
sum therein specified may be awarded as damages to the complain- 
ant; and if the complainant shall not accept the same within ten 
days after he has received notice of such offer, and shall not finally 
recover a greater sum than the one offered, not including interest 
on the sum recovered as damages from the date of the offer, said 
trustees shall be entitled to recover costs after said date, and the 
complainant, if he recovers damages, shall be allowed costs only to 
the date of the offer, unless the damages so recovered shall be in 
excess of the amount offered by said trustees, as aforesaid. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 19, 1908. 

Acts of 1908, Chapter 555. 

An Act to provide for reimbursing cities and towns for ex- 
penses INCURRED FOR CERTAIN SICK POOR. 
Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. Section fifteen of chapter eighty- five of the Eevised 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word " common- 
wealth ", in the fifth and sixth lines, the words : — If the state 
board of charity considers it expedient to order the removal to the 
state hospital of a person whose 23hysical condition is such as to re- 
quire attendance, then the reasonable expense incurred for such 
attendance, as directed by the state board of charity, shall also be 
reimbursed by the commonwealth, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 15. The reasonable expense which is incurred by a city or 
town under the provisions of the preceding section within five days 
next before notice has been given as therein required and also after 
the giving of such notice and until said sick person is able to be 
removed to the state hospital shall be reimbursed by the common- 
wealth. If the state board of charity considers it expedient to order 
the removal to the state hospital of a person whose physical condi- 
tion is such as to require attendance, then the reasonable expense 
incurred for such attendance, as directed by the state board of 
charity, shall also be reimbursed by the commonwealth. The bills 
for such support shall not be allowed unless they are indorsed with 
the declaration that, after full investigation, no kindred able to pay 
the amount charged have been found, and that the amount has 
actually been paid from the city or town treasury, nor unless they 
are approved by the state board of charity or by a person designated 
by it ; and not more than five dollars a week shall be allowed for the 
support of a person in a city or town hospital. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

' Approved May 28, 1908. 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 33 



Acts of 1908, Chapter 598. 

An Act relative to the state board of charity. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

. Section two of chapter eighty-four of the Revised Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out all after the word " purpose ", in the ninth 
line, and inserting in place thereof the following : — There shall 
be two divisions in the board, one to be known as the division of 
state adult poor and one to be known as the division of state minor 
wards. The board shall appoint a superintendent of each division, 
who shall be the executive officer of that division, and shall hold 
said position of superintendent and executive officer during the 
pleasure of the board, and shall perform such duties as it may re- 
quire. The executive officers shall receive from the commonwealth 
such compensation as the board may determine, and the necessary 
expenses incurred by them in the performance of their official duty, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 2. The board shall have gen- 
eral supervision of the state hospital, the state farm, the Massachu- 
setts state sanatorium, the Lyman school for boys and the state in- 
dustrial school for girls: and, if directed by the governor, it may 
assume and exercise the powers of the boards of trustees of said 
institutions in any matter relative to the management thereof, ex- 
cept the trusts which are vested in the trustees of the Lyman and 
industrial schools; and may delegate any of its powers and duties 
to, and execute any of its functions by, agents appointed for the 
purpose. There shall be two divisions in the board, one to be 
known as the division of state adult poor and one to be known as 
the division of state minor wards. The board shall appoint a super- 
intendent of each division, who shall be the executive officer of that 
division, and shall hold said position of superintendent and execu- 
tive officer during the pleasure of the board, and shall perform such 
duties as it may require. The executive officers shall receive from 
the commonwealth such compensation as the board may determine, 
and the necessary expenses incurred by them in the performance of 
their official duty. 

Approved June 8, 1908. 

Acts of 1908, Chapter 629. 

An Act to provide for the support by the commonwealth 
OF certain feeble-minded and other persons. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

After the first day of December in the year nineteen hundred 
and eight, the commonwealth shall be liable for the board, care 
and treatment of all persons who are feeble-minded, or epileptic, 
who may be inmates of the Massachusetts School for the Feeble- 



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Minded, of the Wrentham state school, of the Massachusetts hos- 
pital for epileptics, of the Hospital Cottages for Children, or of 
any other state institution for the care of such persons, or who 
may be admitted thereto under the provisions of law, and who 
would be supported under existing laws at the expense of am- city 
or town within the commonwealth. 

Approved June 12, 1908. 

Acts of 1908, Chapter 637. 

Ax Act to authorize the appointment by certain courts of 

PROBATION OFFICERS FOR CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The justice of each police, district and municipal 
court included in classes B, C, D, E and F, as said classes are defined 
by chapter four hundred and fifty-three of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and four and acts in amendment thereof, if not now 
authorized to appoint a probation ofiBcer for waward and delin- 
quent children, may appoint such officer, who shall hold office during 
the pleasure of the court which makes the appointment and shall 
receive from the coimty such salary as the court, with the approval 
of the county commissioners, shall fix. The justice of each police, 
district and municipal court not included in the said classes, except- 
ing the municipal court of the city of Boston and the central dis- 
trict court of "Worcester, may appoint such an officer who shall serve 
without compensation. Salaried probation officers appointed as 
herein provided shall have, and, by direction of the court, unpaid 
officers may have, in cases of such children and of juvenile offenders, 
the power and authority of probation officers. But no such officer 
shall be appointed until the commission on probation, established by 
chapter four hundred and sixty- five of the acts of the present year, 
shall certify that his appointment is necessary. 

Section 2. The justice of every police, district and municipal 
court, excepting the municipal court of the city of Boston, may ap- 
point one or more deputy probation officers without compensation. 
They shall assist probation officers for waward and delinquent 
children in such ways as the court shall direct. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 13, 1908. 

Acts of 1908, Chapter 639. 

An Act to provide for the establishment of the industrial 

school for boys. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall, during the month of June of the current year, appoint 
a board of seven trustees, two of whom shall be women, in whom and 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 35 

in their successors shall be vested the government and management 
of a school for the industrial training and for the instruction and 
reformatory treatment of boys committed thereto. Said institution 
shall be known as the Industrial School for Boys. The terms of 
office of the trustees shall begin on the first day of July following 
their appointment. Of the trustees first appointed under this act 
two shall hold office for two years, two for three years, two for four 
years and one for five years, or until their successors are appointed ; 
and the governor shall appoint annually thereafter, in the month of 
June, successors of the trustees whose terms are about to expire, and 
such successors shall hold office for five years from the first day of 
July next ensuing. Said board shall be a corporation for the pur- 
pose of taking, holding and investing in trust for the commonwealth 
any grant or devise of land, or any gift or bequest of money or other 
personal property made for the use of said school. Said trustees are 
hereby authorized to purchase, in behalf of the commonwealth, real 
estate, with such personal property as may be upon the saaae, as a 
site for said school. 

Section 2. With the approval of the state board of charity the 
trustees may erect new buildings, and may alter and repair build- 
ings upon the property purchased. They may also equip and fur- 
nish buildings so erected, altered or repaired. Said trustees shall 
have authority to make all contracts and employ all agents necessary 
to carry out the provisions of this act. Their reasonable expenses 
incurred in the performance of their duties under the first two sec- 
tions of this act shall be paid from the appropriation for carrying 
out the provisions hereof. For the purpose of carrying out the pro- 
visions of the first two sections of this act the trustees of said school 
may expend a sum not exceeding eighty-five thousand dollars, but 
no expenditure shall be made under said sections except for the 
purchase of a site for said school and for plans, until said state 
board shall certify that in its opinion the cost of purchasing land 
and buildings, as aforesaid, of altering and repairing buildings upon 
the land purchased, of erecting and making ready for occupancy, 
any new building or buildings under the provisions of this section, 
and of furnishing and equipping any building erected, altered or 
repaired as aforesaid, will not exceed eighty-five thousand dollars, 
and the total expenditures made and liabilities incurred under the 
provisions of said sections shall not exceed that amount. 

Sectiox 3. When the buildings are ready for occupancy the 
trustees shall notify the governor, who shall thereupon issue his 
proclamation establishing said school; and thereafter, if it shall 
appear to any police, district or municipal court or trial justice that 
any boy not less than fifteen years of age who has been adjudged to 
be a delinquent child, or any boy not less than fifteen nor more than 
eighteen years of age who has been convicted of any offence punish- 
able by imprisonment other than imprisonment for life, is a suitable 



36 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

subject for said school, and that his welfare and the good of society 
require that he should be sent thereto for industrial training, for 
instruction and for reformatory treatment, the court may issue a 
warrant of commitment to said school. So far as they are appli- 
cable, except as herein otherwise provided, all provisions of law in 
relation to commitments to the L}Tiian school for boys shall extend 
to commitments to said industrial school. A boy committed to said 
school as aforesaid may be held therein until he attains the age of 
twenty-one years, and the custody of such boy shall be in said trus- 
tees until that age is attained, excepting during such time as he 
shall be absent from said school in the Massachusetts reformatory. 
Said trustees may release from said school upon probation any in- 
mate thereof, and may recall him from probation. They may em- 
ploy such agents as may be required for the care of such proba- 
tioners. 

Section 4. Upon the request of the trustees of the Lyman school 
for boy% the trustees of said industrial school may transfer to it any 
inmate of said Lyman school, and may transfer any inmate of said 
industrial school to said Lyman school with the consent of its trus- 
tees. The trustees for children of the city of Boston may transfer to 
said industrial school any boy committed to the Suffolk school for 
boys after the passage of this act. Upon application of the trustees, 
the prison commissioners may remove to the Massachusetts reform- 
atory any inmate of said industrial school, and upon a further appli- 
cation may return him to said school. A boy so removed to said 
reformatory shall be subject to all laws relating to the other inmates 
thereof until he is returned to said school. With the consent of the 
trustees, the prison commissioners may remove to said industrial 
school any boy under the age of seventeen years who is sentenced 
to the Massachusetts reformatory. When a boy is removed or re- 
turned under this act, all mittimuses, processes and other official 
papers, or copies thereof, by which he is held, shall be removed or 
returned with him ; and he may be held in the institution to which 
he is removed or returned until the expiration of the term for which 
he was originally committed. After the establishment of said indus- 
trial school, no boy who is more than fifteen years of age shall be 
committed to the Suffolk school for boys. 

Section 5. The trustees shall have general charge of said school 
and of all its interests. They shall, from time to time, establish 
rules, regulations and by-laws for its government, for the direction 
of its officers and the instruction and discipline of its inmates : and 
they shall see that its affairs are conducted according to law and to 
said rules, regulations and by-laws. They shall appoint a superin- 
tendent who shall be the executive officer of the school and, subject 
to the approval of the governor and council, they shall fix his com- 
pensation. 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 37 

Section 6. Said trustees and the state board of charity shall 
have the same rights and powers, be charged with the same duties 
and be subject to the same responsibilities in regard to said indus- 
trial school and to the officers and inmates thereof as by law are 
given to or imposed upon said board and upon the trustees of the 
Lyman and industrial schools in regard to the Lyman school for 
boys and its officers and inmates. Sections six, seven and nine of 
chapter eighty-six of the Eevised Laws shall apply to the superin- 
tendent of said school; and all other laws in relation to the duties, 
powers and obligations of officers of said Lyman school, so far as 
they may be applicable, shall extend to officers of the said industrial 
school. 

Section 7. For the purpose of meeting the expenses incurred 
under the provisions of this act, the treasurer and receiver general 
is hereby authorized, with the approval of the governor and council, 
to issue scrip or certificates of indebtedness to an amount not ex- 
ceeding eighty-five thousand dollars, for terms not exceeding thirty 
years. Such scrip or certificates of indebtedness shall be issued as 
registered bonds or with interest coupons attached, and shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum, payable 
semi-annually on the first days of May and November. They shall 
be designated on the face thereof, Prison and Hospital Loan, shall 
be countersigned by the governor, shall be deemed a pledge of the 
faith and credit of the commonwealth, and the principal and interest 
thereof shall be paid at the times specified therein in gold coin of 
the United States or its equivalent. Such scrip or certificates of 
indebtedness shall be disposed of at public auction, or in such other 
manner, and at such times and prices, and in such amounts, and 
shall bear such rates of interest, not exceeding four per cent per 
annum, as shall be deemed best for the commonwealth, but none of 
the same shall be sold at less than the par value thereof. The sink- 
ing fund established by chapter three hundred and ninety-one of 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-four, known as 
the Prison and Hospital Loan Sinking Fund, shall also be main- 
tained for the purpose of extinguishing bonds issued under the 
authority of this act; and the treasurer and receiver general shall 
apportion thereto from year to year an amount sufficient with the 
accum.ulations of said fund to extinguish at maturity the debt in- 
curred by the issue of said bonds. The amount necessary to meet 
the annual sinking fund requirements and to pay the interest on 
said bonds shall be raised by taxation from year to year. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 13, 190S. 



38 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The principal recommendations of the Board for legislative 
action during the present session are as follows : — 

1. Amendment of laws relating to State Sanatorium. (See 
page 53.) 

2. Amendment of Act establishing Industrial School for 
Boys. (See page 57.) 

3. Amendment of laws regarding diseases dangerous to the 
public health. (See page 92.) 

4. Removal of insane from State Hospital. (See page 41.) 

5. Provision for investigation of private charitable corpora- 
tions. (See page 9.) 

6. Provision for investigation as to the need of licensing 
private hospitals, sanatoriums, dispensaries, and clinics. 

The State Institutions. 

The State institutions under the supervision of the Board are : 
the State Hospital at Tewksbury; the State Farm at Bridge- 
water; the Lyman School for Boys at Westborough; the State 
Industrial School for Girls at Lancaster; the Massachusetts 
State Sanatorium at Rutland; and the Massachusetts Hospital 
School at Canton. 

The State Hospital and the State Farm are under the direc- 
tion of the following Board of Trustees: John B. Tivnan, 
Salem, Chairman; Payson W. Lyman, Fall River, Secretary; 
Joseph A. Smart, Andover ; Mrs. Sarah D. Fiske, Maiden ; Mrs. 
Anna F. Prescott, Melrose ; Leonard Huntress, M.D., Lowell ; 
Emery M. Lowe, Brockton. 

The Trustees of the Lyman and Industrial Schools are : Mel- 
vin H. Walker, Westborough, President; Mrs. Elizabeth G. 
Evans, Boston, Secretary; George H. Carlton, Haverhill: Mrs. 
Susan Channing Lyman, Waltham; James W. McDonald, 
Marlborough; Matthew B. Lamb, Worcester; Carl Dreyfus, 
Boston. 

The Trustees of the Massachusetts State Sanatorium -are: 
Jeremiah Smith, Jr., Cambridge, Chairman; John Prentiss 
Rand, M.D., Monson, Secretary; Albert C. Getchell, M.D., 
Worcester; Wellington E. Parkhurst, Clinton; Mrs. Fannie S. 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



39 



Russell, Brockton; Mrs. Sylvia B. Knowlton, Newton; Asher 
Hyneman, Boston. 

The Trustees of the Massachusetts Hospital School are : Ed- 
ward H. Bradford, M.D., Boston, Chairman; Leonard W. Ross, 
Canton, Secretary; William A. Morrison, M.D., Boston; Alfred 
S. Pinkerton, Worcester; William E. Eitzgerald, Brookline. 



The State Hospital, Tewhshury. 

John H. Nichols, M.D., Superintendent. 

Numbers. 





Sane 


Insane | 


Totals 




1 


a 

o 


2 
o 




S 


1 

o 


1 


1 


_c 


o 


H 


Number December 1, 1907 . 


836 


246 


115 


1,197 


174 


418 


592 


1,010 


664 


115 


1,789 


Admitted during year 


4,235 


955 


932 


6,122 


78 


168 


246 


4,313 


1,123 


932 


6,368 


Discharged during year 


4,097 


925 


868 


5,890 


67 


115 


182 


4,164 


1,040 


868 


6,072 


Number November 30, 1908 


974 


276 


179 


1,429 


185 


471 


656 


1,159 


747 


179 


2,085 



Classification of discharges: deaths, 796; removals, 5,276. 
Number of maternity cases, 199; living births, 191. 

The total running expenses for the year were $343,979.98^ 
viz., salaries, wages, and labor, $93,259.20 ; other expenses, 
$250,720.78. Average weekly cost per capita, $3.15. Valua- 
tion of land and buildings, $1,064,675. 

During the year 8,157 persons were cared for. The largest 
number under care at any time was 2,234, and the smallest, 
1,736; the average weekly number was 1,949. Of the whole 
number, 6,854 were treated as patients in hospital; of these, 
5,387 were medical cases and 1,467 surgical cases. Among the 
cases treated were 945 of phthisis, 402 of cardiac disease, 140 
of arterio-sclerosis, 160 of syphilis, 75 of pneumonia, 52 of 
measles, 15 of typhoid fever, 13 of influenza, 29 of diphtheria, 
and 2 of scarlet fever. Of the 796 deaths, 257 were from 
phthisis, 73 from cardiac disease, 42 from arterio-sclerosis, 25 
from cerebral hemorrhage, and 42 from pneumonia. Of the 
deaths, 62 were of persons under one year of age, and 168 
were of persons over sixty. There were 503 surgical operations. 



40 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

In the hospitals, 945 cases of phthisis and 98 of other forms 
of tuberculosis were treated; 4 were discharged as well, 359 as 
relieved, and 82 as not relieved; 259 died, leaving 241 on 
:Nrovember 30, 1908. 

Of the G,368 persons admitted, 1,796 were born in Ireland, 
692 in the British Provinces, 337 in England, 266 in Italy, 
195 in Russia, 82 in Scotland, 78 in Turkey, 67 in Sweden, 
63 in Austria, 56 in Poland, 49 in Germany, 40 in Syria, 37 
in Greece, 26 in Finland, 18 in France, 17 in Portugal, 16 in 
West Indies, 15 in Armenia, 14 in the Azores, 11 in Denmark* 
10 in Wales, 8 in the Western Islands, 7 in ISTorway, 6 in Bel- 
gium, 6 in Cape Verde Islands, 5 in China, 4 in Roumania, 
4 in Australia, 4 in Spain, 3 in Cuba, 3 in Lithuania, 2 in 
Arabia, 2 in South America, 2 in Hungary, 1 in the Argentine 
Republic, 1 in Persia, 1 in St. Helena, 1 in Bermuda, 1 in 
Africa, 1 in Holland, 1 in Switzerland, 3 at sea, 30 unknown, 
1,439 in Massachusetts, and the remaining 938 in other parts 
of the United States. 

This institution is becoming more and more a hospital rather 
than an almshouse, as is evidenced by the fact that fully four- 
fifths of all the admissions are now hospital cases. This con- 
dition is due, to some extent, to the policy of the Board in 
sending all State cases that can be removed without endangering 
their health from the local hospitals to the State Hospital, where, 
at 50 per cent, less expense to the Commonwealth, they should 
receive as good nursing and medical care as in the local hos- 
pitals. In order to insure such treatment, however, the neces- 
sity for a better diet and better service for them is apparent. 
While there has been during the year a steady improvement 
in the quantity and quality of the food, it should undoubtedly 
be still further improved. In order that more satisfactory 
service may be rendered, there is need of an increase in the 
number of nurses and employees. The Trustees and Superin- 
tendent already realize these things, and are asking for an in- 
creased appropriation for the purpose. 

The matter of the expenditure of the large amount required 
for the maintenance of the Hospital — over $340,000 last year 
and $400,000 for the current year — rests almost entirely in 
the hands of the Superintendent, with such assistance as he may 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 41 

receive from his clerk; but, however competent the Superin- 
tendent may be, he cannot satisfactorily perform this duty in 
addition to all the other exacting demands upon his time and 
attention. In the opinion of the Board, it would be in the 
interest of economy and efficiency for the Trustees to create 
the office of purchasing agent or steward, who should devote 
his whole time to this work. 

Many criticisms of a varied nature regarding the manage- 
ment of the institution have been called to the attention of the 
Board during the past year, and rigid investigations have shown 
some of them to be well founded. In a number of cases excuses 
may be found upon the ground that, while the equipment of the 
Hospital - provides for a normal population of from 1,200 to 
1,400 per week, the Superintendent has been forced to care for 
from 2,000 to 2,200 per week. Some conditions, however, 
cannot be attributed wholly to this cause. The Board is glad 
to state that the Trustees and Superintendent are giving to the 
question of the better administration of the Hospital their most 
serious attention, that many of the defects alluded to have al- 
ready been remedied, and that assurance has been given that 
others will be attended to without delay. 

The Board believes that the institution should not receive any 
larger increase of inmates; and that, as stated in its previous 
Annual Reports, provision should be made for the early with- 
drawal of the insane population. It should be clearly under- 
stood that, while the Board approves estimates for special appro- 
priations for additions and enlargements, it is not for the pur- 
pose of caring for an increased number of inmates, but rather 
to provide comfortably for those who are already there. 

Amounts have been expended under the recent legislative 
appropriations as follows: buildings for cases of infectious dis- 
ease, $1,744.34; hospital ward, $13,949.98; consumptives' 
ward, $18,916.99; children's ward, $20,325.67. 

The Board approves the estimate of the Trustees, for the 
current year, of $400,000, viz., salaries, wages, and labor, $107,- 
000 ; other expenses, $293,000. . 

The Board also approves the estimates of the Trustees for the 
following special appropriations : enlargement of chapel, $9,375 ; 
enlargement of laundry, $7,970 ; enlargement of men's consump- 



42 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



tive hospital, $20,500 ; enlargement of women's consumptive 
hospital, $14,450; enlargement of nurses' home, $21,390; en- 
largement of filter beds, $2,000 ; heating, lighting, and furnish- 
ing children's hospital, $10,000; purchase of Bartlett place, 
$1,200. 

The Board disapproves the following special estimates of 
the Trustees : two barracks for 100 beds each, $23,802 ; enlarge- 
ment of administration building, $17,406. 

The State Farm at Bridgewater, 

HoLLis M. Blackstone, Superintendent. 

Numbers. 





Paupers 


Prisoners 


Insane 


Totals 






1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 
567 


J 


c 


1 


Number December 1, 1907 


227 


1 


228 


1,027 


86 


1,113 


1,821 


87 


1,908 


Admitted during year 


691 


66 


757 


3,563 


383 


3,946 


117 


4,371 


449 


4,820 


Discharged during year . 


566 


67 


633 


3,296 


365 


3,661 


58 


3.920 


432 


4,352 


Number November 30, 1908 . 


352 




352 


1,294 


104 


1,398 


626 


2.272 


104 


2,376 


Classificatior 


lOf d 


isch 


arges: 


death 


s, IK 


); rem 


ovals, 4, 


242. 







Classificatio7i of Commitments. 





1902 


1903 


1904 


1905 


1906, 

14 Months 


1907 


1908 


Drxmkenness . 


1,427 


1,595 


1,923 


2,414 


3,404 


2,900 


3,177 


Tramping 


59 


57 


74 


78 


113 


78 


144 


Vagrancy 


239 


247 


300 


241 


295 


263 


505 


All others 


51 


61 


68 


56 


108 


93 


120 


Totals 


1,776 


1,960 


2,365 


2,789 


3,920 


3,334 


3,946 



The total running expenses for the year were $297,176.01, 
viz., salaries, wages, and labor, $75,000; other expenses, $222,- 
176.01. Average net weekly cost per capita, $2.65. Valua- 
tion of land and buildings, $987,290. 

The largest number of inmates of all classes, viz., prisoners, 
paupers, and insane, cared for during the year was 2,442 ; the 
smallest number, 1,953; and the average number, 2,156. The 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 43 

average number of prisoners was 1,230; of paupers, 334; and 
of insane, 592. 

Of the 3,946 prisoners received, 2,448 had been previously 
committed, viz., 798 for the second time, 505 for the third, 323 
for the fourth, 206 for the fifth, 160 for the sixth, 120 for the 
seventh, 108 for the eighth, 74 for the ninth, 37 for the tenth, 
29 for the eleventh, 28 for the twelfth, 19 for the thirteenth, 
13 for the fourteenth, 12 for the fifteenth, 8 for the sixteenth, 
3 for the seventeenth, and 1 each for the eighteenth, nineteenth, 
twentieth, twenty-first, and twenty-third times. 

Of the 757 pauper admissions, 290 were transferred from the 
State Hospital, and 6 from the Prison Department of the State 
Farm; the remainder were mostly from towns of south- 
eastern Massachusetts, viz., 151 from Fall River, 101 from 'New 
Bedford, 99 from Brockton, 38 from Taunton, 21 from Middle- 
borough, 21 from Bridgewater, 8 from Wareham, and the re- 
maining 22 from various other towns. 

Of the 4,820 admissions, 1,900 were born in Massachusetts, 
1,298 in Ireland, 390 in British Provinces, 252 in England, 
87 in Scotland, 32 in Sweden, 18 in Cape Verde Islands, 22 in 
Germany, 37 in Italy, 29 in Poland, 29 in the Azores, 9 in 
Finland, 38 in Russia, 7 in France, 8 in Wales, and the re- 
mainder in other foreign countries and in various parts of the 
United States. 

Enforced idleness from lack of employment, in consequence 
of the industrial depression of the past year, has resulted not 
only in increased pauperism but also in marked increase of 
crime. The State Farm has been taxed far beyond its normal 
capacity to provide properly for the commitments made there, 
especially during the latter part of the year. For the whole 
year, there were 1,139 more commitments than during the pre- 
ceding year ; the number remaining at the end of the year was 
478 more; and the average number for the year 321 more. On 
several days during the autumn the number cared for was over 
2,400, or from 300 to 400 more than for the corresponding 
period in 1907. It has been only by frequent transfers to other 
penal institutions, by special releases to relieve congestion, 
and by other exceptional methods, that the population has been 
kept from further increase. 



44 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The practice of working prisoners out of doors is common 
to most prisons, but in the State Farm this has been carried 
to a very great extent, an average of 300 men of this class hav- 
ing been employed in the fields during the open season with no 
other restraint than an overseer or attendant. 

A building formerly used as a barn has been moved to a loca- 
tion near the new pauper building, and its first story fitted up 
for a pauper dormitory with 100 beds, which have already been 
filled. The second story will be used for storage for the present, 
but if necessary can be fitted up so as to accommodate 100 more 
paupers. This will afford sleeping accommodations only, as 
the occupants will take their meals at the new pauper building. 
It will help to care for the overflow at the State Hospital, and in 
the opinion of the Board will render the construction of barracks 
at the latter institution unnecessary. 

Amounts have been expended under recent legislative ap- 
propriations as follows: high stone wall, $2,305.21; pauper 
building, $513.79; barn and stable, $1,318.32; building for in- 
sane department, $2,753.65; building for female prisoners, 
$11,197.67; hot-water supply, $575; prison dining-room, 
$3,000; stable, $8,760.31; furnishing and lighting pauper build- 
ing, $12,067.11; attendants' building, $5,255; furnishings 
for industrial building, $607.44; morgue, $1,819.39; paint- 
ing, pumps and general repairs, $5,408.31 ; finishing and fur- 
nishing women's building, $4,937.64; duplicate pumping plant, 
$3,9^73. 

The Board approves the estimate of the Trustees, for the 
current year, of $294,000, viz., salaries, wages and labor, 
$81,000; other expenses, $213,000. 

The Board also approves the Trustees' estimates for the fol- 
lowing special appropriations, viz., new prison building, $75,- 
000 ; water tower, $7,500 ; cold storage and ice-making plant, 
$5,000 ; sewage beds, $6,000. 



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45 



The Lyman School for Boys, Westhorough, 
Elmer L. Coffeen, Superintendent. 
Numbers. 
Number in school December 1, 1907 
Committed during year . 
Returned from places 
Recommitted 
Runaways recaptured 

Returned from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary 
Returned from Chnton Hospital .... 
Returned from Massachusetts General Hospital 



Whole number in school during the year 

Released on probation ..... 

Boarded out ....... 

Sent to Massachusetts Hospital for Epileptics . 

Sent to Massachusetts Reformatory 

Sent to Massachusetts General Hospital . 

Sent to Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary . 

Sent to Massachusetts School for the Feeble-minded 

Runaways 

Returned to court . 

Sent to Clinton Hospital 

Sent to United States Navy 

Turned over to police 

Died .... 



268 
173 
3 
40 
4 
1 
8 



254 

77 

2 

14 

12 

5 

2 

46 

2 

1 

2 

1 

2 



342 



497 



839 



420 



Number in School November 30, 1908 



419 



The total running expenses for the year were $96,894.34, 
viz., salaries, wages, and labor, $35,453.65 ; other expenses, 
$61,440.69. Average net weekly cost per capita, $4.87. Valu- 
ation of land and buildings, $287,Y19. 

Of the 268 boys committed, 5 were fifteen years old, 126 four- 
teen years, 68 thirteen years, 40 twelve years, 15 eleven years, 
9 ten years, 4 nine years, and 1 eight years. One hundred and 
thirty-one of them were committed as delinquent children, 52 
for larceny, 34 for stubbornness, 30 for breaking and entering, 
5 for assault, 2 for receiving stolen goods, 2 for throwing missile 
at railway car, 2 for vagrancy, 2 for violating rules of truant 



46 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

school, 2 for being idle and disorderly, 1 for taking team, 1 for 
willful injury to church property, 1 for unlawful appropria- 
tion, 1 for breaking gum slot-machine, 1 for habitual truancy, 
and 1 by transfer from the State Board of Charity. 

Forty-seven were employed when arrested, 98 were attending 
school, and 123 were idle. One hundred and sixty-seven had 
been arrested before, and 71 had been committed to other insti- 
tutions. In the cases of 74, other members of the family had 
been arrested. All but 13 had one or both parents living. One 
hundred and three had intemperate fathers, 5 had intemperate 
mothers, and 16 had both parents intemperate. Two hundred 
and twenty were born in the United States, 39 were foreign 
born, and the birthplaces of 9 were unknown. The average time 
spent in the institution was 20.28 months. Of the commit- 
ments, 68 were from Middlesex County, 62 from Suffolk 
County, 41 from Essex County, 34 from Bristol County, 22 
from Worcester County, 13 from Hampden County, 7 from 
!N"orfolk County, 6 from Plymouth County, 4 from Barnstable 
County, 4 from Berkshire County, 3 from Franklin County, 
2 from Hampshire County, 1 from Dukes County, and 1 from 
JSTantucket County. 

The policy of the School remains unchanged, but its execu- 
tion is much hampered by the crowded condition that prevails, 
the numbers having increased during the year from 342 to 419. 
Conditions of industrial depression have made the situation 
more acute. Boys on probation have lost their places and have 
been obliged to return to the School; others have got into 
trouble through enforced idleness and have been sent back; and 
at the same time many young men employed in cities have 
returned to their homes to work on the farms, thus closing to 
some extent this avenue of relief to the School. The better 
business outlook for the current year may favorably affect these 
factors in the situation. It is also hoped and expected that 
the probation system under the newly created Commission will 
materially assist in reducing the number of commitments to 
the School. 

It is the practice of the School to give each boy four hours of 
academic instruction daily, and two hours of elementary car- 
pentry or metal work; and to supplement these by four hours 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 47 

of labor, either in or about the School buildings or about the 
farm. Besides this, about 40 bojs are usually under instruction 
as musicians in the band maintained at the School, which serves 
the double purpose of interesting the boy and of giving him 
a means of increasing his income when he goes away from the 
School. The records show that an appreciable number of boys 
have availed themselves of this opportunity. 

The School is not an industrial one in the accepted sense of 
the term, as very few boys go out from it prepared to take up 
any trade except in some very elementary way; although there 
are frequent exceptions in the cases of boys who have a natural 
aptitude for some trade, and are encouraged to practice greater 
thoroughness in the School than is possible with the average 
boy. 

Notwithstanding the overcrowding of the School the health 
of the boys has been almost uniformly good. This result has 
been largely due to the extra vigilance observed by the Superin- 
tendent and his assistants, who have keenly realized the grave 
danger that would result from an epidemic of sickness while 
the School was so large. 

Under the legislative appropriations of 1907 the School ex- 
pended the sum of $1,576.84 for fire protection, and $1,981.06 
on a subway. Under appropriations of 1908 the following 
rmounts were expended: furnishing Elm cottage, $2,399.91; 
completing subway, $1,848.24; barn, $5,106.74. 

The Board approves the estimate of the Trustees, for the cur- 
rent year, of $101,400, viz., salaries, wages and labor, $39,100 ; 
other expenses, $62,300. 

The Board also approves the following special estimates : for 
a double cottage, $46,000 ; furnishings for same, $4,800 ; sewer, 
water, and heating connections for same, $3,648.50; additional 
subway and water connections, $2,084.20 ; fire protection, 
$1,700. 



48 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The State Industrial School for Girls, Lancaster, 

Fannie F. Morse, Superintendent, 

Numbers. 

Number in School December 1, 1907 243 

Committed during year ....... 131 

Returned from places ....... 92 



Whole number in School during the year 
Released on probation .... 
Transferred to a hospital 
Eloped from School .... 

Committed to School for the Feeble-minded 



223 



466 



213 
5 
2 
6 



226 



Number in School November 30, 1908 .... 240 

The total running expenses for the year were $61,063.48, viz., 
salaries, wages, and labor, $24,956.26; other expenses, $36,- 
107.22. Average net weekly cost per capita, $4.76. Valuation 
of land and buildings, $252,120. 

Of the 131 girls committed during the year, 42 were com- 
mitted for stubbornness, 30 for delinquency, 16 for idle and 
disorder^ conduct, 13 for larceny, 7 for fornication, 6 for 
being stubborn and disobedient, 5 for vagrancy, 4 as runaways, 
3 as wayward children, 2 as common night-walkers, 1 for cruelty 
to animals, 1 for lewd and lascivious conduct, and 1 by transfer 
from the State Board of Charity. Of the 131, 1 was seventeen 
years of age, 52 were sixteen years, 39 fifteen years, 21 fourteen 
years, 9 thirteen years, 6 twelve years, and 3 eleven years. 
Thirty-seven were committed from Boston, 12 from Lowell, 8 
from Holyoke, 6 from Cambridge, 5 from Lawrence, 5 from 
Waltham, 4 from Worcester, 4 from Lynn, 3 from Haverhill, 
2 from Chelsea, 2 from Medford, 2 from E'ewton, 2 from Salem, 
2 from Somerville, 2 from Taunton, 2 from Greenfield, 2 from 
Leominster, 2 from Plymouth, 2 from Revere, 2 from West- 
field, 2 from Winchester, 1 each from 22 other cities and towns, 
and 1 from the State Board of Charity. Forty-two were 
treated as hospital patients, 12 of these being maternity cases, 
and 77 were treated in the out-patient department. 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 49 

Girls are committed to the School between the ages of seven 
and seventeen. Before being taken in charge the majority of 
them have made a decided start in the wrong direction, but 
in many of these cases the fault has been largely with the 
home and the community. Efforts are made to secure as much 
of the previous history of each case as possible, so that when 
a girl enters the School she may be placed at once in the right 
family; for classification is made according to character. 
There are nine cottages, all varying somewhat in the class of 
girls occupying them. In charge of each cottage are a matron, 
a housekeeper, and a teacher ; and courses of work are laid out 
under the direction of these several officers. For the first six 
months a girl spends most of her forenoons in the sewing-room, 
but there is little chance for monotony in this department, as 
other occupations, such as sloyd, gymnastics, and in summer 
time out-door work, are frequently introduced. From autumn 
to early summer there is school work for all the girls from 3 
to 6 o'clock in the afternoon, and each girl attends during her 
stay in the School. There is a thorough course in housekeeping, 
covering about six months. Besides instruction in these many 
lines, there are parties, entertainments, and various expeditions, 
which brighten the lives and furnish healthful interests for the 
minds of these young people. Sunday forenoon all the girls go 
to church in the village; and Sunday afternoon there is vesper 
service at the chapel on the grounds. After a year and a half 
in the School, a girl is usually considered ready to be placed 
outside on probation, occasionally in her own home, but more 
often in a specially selected family^ where her welfare will 
be safely guarded. 

It is the work of the volunteer women visitors to supervise 
and help in various friendly ways the girls who are on proba- 
tion. There is an occasional return to the School for discipline, 
sometimes for a needed rest, and quite frequently for a visit, 
which by most of the girls is considered a great privilege. The 
number of girls returned to the School for discipline is less 
than formerly, the w^eekly reports frequently showing a larger 
number of commitments than returns. Some girls are dis- 
charged, and many are married, before their twenty-first birth- 
day is reached ; but a large number continue in the care of the 
School during their entire minority. 



50 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



A central class has recently been formed of girls taken from 
the various cottages who have had practically no education. 
This will not only provide for special attention to the tuition 
of these girls, but will also give the teachers an opportunity 
to do better work with the girls remaining in the schoolrooms 
of the cottages. 

The new cottage was completed late in the Summer, and was 
opened for occupancy in November with a small family of 
girls selected from the other cottages on account of their good 
conduct.' This house is to be conducted somewhat differently 
from the others, much more freedom being allowed, with the 
idea of having the inmates live as much like a family as possible. 
Although the crowded condition of the School has been some- 
what relieved, the families in most of the cottages continue to 
be larger than desirable. 

Amounts have been expended under special legislative ap- 
propriations as follows: for new dormitory, $22,623.83; 
furnishing new dormitory, $2,391.47; hot-water heaters, $1,- 
850.05 ; enlarging chapel, $2,184.84; fire protection, $2,661.25; 
building and furnishing new office, $938.30 ; sewage, $247.28. 

The Board approves the Trustees' estimate of $63,831.75 for 
the current year; viz., salaries and labor, $27,581.75; other ex- 
penses, $36,250. 

The Board also approves the estimate of $34,000 for a new 
cottage, and of $2,500 for furnishing the same. 



The MassachiLsetts State Sanatorium, Rutland. 

Frederick L. Hills, M.D., Superintendent. 

Numbers. 





Men 


Women 


Totals 


Number December 1, 1907 


183 


158 


341 


Admitted during year . ... 


420 


390 


810 


Discharged during year . ... 


414 


390 


804 


Number November 30, 1908 . 


189 


158 


347 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 51 

The total running expenses for the year were $184,881.90, 
viz., salaries, wages, and labor, $52,225.73 ; other expenses, 
$132,656.17. Average net weekly cost per capita, $10.23. 
Valuation of land and buildings, $490,812. 

Applicants for admission to the institution are examined as 
follows: at the Sanatorium, on any day but Sunday; at the 
Boston office, in the out-patient department of the Massachu- 
setts General Hospital, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 
1.30 to 3.30 P.M.; at Worcester City Hospital, by Dr. Albert 
C. Getchell, on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. ; 
at Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, by Dr. J. P. Rand, on 
Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. ; at the following places on 
W^ednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. : Springfield, by Dr. 
Everett A. Bates, 57 Chestnut Street; Pittsfield, by Dr. John 
r. A. Adams, 114 Wendell Street, and Dr. R. A. Woodruff, 
73 North Street; Fall River, by Dr. A. S. McKnight, 355 
North Main Street; Lowell, by Dr. Boy den H. Pillsbury, 58 
Kirk Street; Northampton, by Dr. E. H. Copeland, 70 Elm 
Street, and Dr. J. G. Hanson, 55 Kensington Avenue; Green- 
field, by Dr. Charles F. Canedy, 8 Osgood Street. 

The whole number of patients examined for admission to the ' 
institution during the year ending November 30, 1907, was 
2,485. Of these, 1,729 were examined at the Boston office, 
310 at the institution, 122 at Worcester City Hospital, 88 at 
Fall River, 84 at Lowell, 69 at Springfield, 36 at Pittsfield, 
34 at Northampton, 10 at Greenfield, and 3 at Worcester 
Hahnemann Hospital. Of the whole number examined, 1,962 
were new applicants, of whom 596 were accepted, 558 not 
accepted, and 808 deferred. Of the deferred cases, 523 cases 
were re-examined, and 134 accepted, 157 not accepted, and 
232 deferred. The total number of patients admitted was 810, 
classified as follows: incipient, 37.15 per cent.; moderately 
advanced, 50.40 per cent. ; far advanced, 12.43 per cent. Far- 
advanced cases are not admitted as such, but classification is 
not made until after the patients have been some time under 
treatment, and it frequently happens that moderately advanced 
cases develop into the prohibitive class. Of the 230 incipient 
cases discharged, 33.4 per cent, were apparently cured, 46.52 
per cent, were arrested, 17.39 per cent, improved, and 3.04 per 



52 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

cent, not improved. Of the 312 moderately advanced cases 
discharged, 8.01 per cent, v^^ere apparently cured, 37.5 per cent, 
were arrested, 43.91 per cent, improved, and 10.57 per cent, 
not improved. Of the 77 far-advanced cases discharged, 15.58 
per cent, were arrested, 48.5 per cent, improved, and 36.36 per 
cent, not improved. Taking all classes together, 16.31 per cent, 
were apjDarently cured, 38.12 per cent, arrested, 34.57 per 
cent, improved, and 10.98 per cent, not improved. Of the 619 
cases considered, 573 gained in w^eight, the average gain being 
between 12 and 13 pounds; and 46 lost in weight, the average 
loss being about 6 pounds. Of the patients admitted, 63.7 per 
cent, were under thirty years of age. 

Of the admissions, over 55 per cent, were from Suffolk and 
Middlesex counties, the remainder being from Essex, Worcester, 
Bristol, Plymouth, E'orfolk, and Berkshire counties. 

Of the 347 patients remaining at the end of the fiscal year, 
216 were paying the established rate of $4; 17 were supported 
by cities and towns, 16 by associated charities, and 1 by the 
Division of State Minor Wards of the State Board of Charity; 
17, having previously paid the full rate, were kept on the free 
list ; and 80 were paying for their care and treatment in work. 
The average number of employees was 157, an increase of 6 
over last year. 

A system of after-care work has been recently established, 
with the cooperation of the Boston Association for the Relief 
and Control of Tuberculosis. The secretary of this Association 
visits the Sanatorium weekly, interviews patients about to be 
discharged and endeavors to find suitable employment for them, 
and provides for the visitation of their homes whence, if con- 
ditions prove unfavorable, they are urged to move to more 
hygienic surroundings. 

Notwithstanding the severe drought of the past spring and 
summer, the farm products exceeded the supply of the previous 
year. 

Under appropriations made prior to 1908, the Trustees ex- 
pended $3,450.62 on a new farmhouse, $661.14 on a pig- 
gery, $1,960.11 on a pavilion, $1,379.01 on piazzas, and 
$309.76 on grading. Under appropriations made by the Legis- 
lature of 1908 the following amounts Avere expended: $5,728.53 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 53 

on a new cow barn, $680 on a metallic drying-room, $4,129.53 
on painting, $1,993.58 on outside repairs, $1,297.25 on a hen- 
nery and hennery equipment, and $135.29 on filter beds. 

The Board approves the estimate of the Trustees, for the 
current year, of $184,000, viz., for salaries, wages, and labor, 
$51,742.44; other expenses, $132,257.56. 

The Board also approves the Trustees' estimates for the fol- 
lowing special appropriations : nurses' home, $15,000 ; renewing 
stucco, $1,375 ; new piazzas, $2,000 ; enlarging hennery, $1,500 ; 
alterations in coal trestle, $1,200 ; relaying corridor floors, 
$1,000 ; purchase of cows, $1,400 ; elevator in infirmary, 
$1,400; improvement of grounds, $500; X-Ray outfit, $600. 

Regarding the laws governing this institution, two amend- 
ments seem desirable. 

First. — Section 1, chapter 222 of the Acts of 1907, provides 
that "In the admission of persons to the Massachusetts State 
Sanatorium preference shall be given to those applicants who 
are citizens of the commonwealth," and the Attorney-General 
has given the opinion that the word " citizens " refers only to 
such persons as have been naturalized. This has worked a great 
hardship, especially in the case of women. During the past year 
there have been a number of applications for the admission 
of women who have been in the country for more than twenty- 
five years ; and, as it is unusual for a woman to become natural- 
ized, such applications have been refused unless there were not 
naturalized citizens enough to fill all the vacancies at the in- 
stitution. The Board therefore recommends that the law be 
repealed or amended. 

Second. — In view of the legislation of 1907 (Acts of 1907, 
chapter 386), whereby tuberculosis is added to the list of dis- 
eases dangerous to the public health, it is recommended that 
section 7 of chapter 88 be amended by substituting for the 
words " overseers of the poor," in the eighth line, the words 
" board of health," thus making the board of inmates of the 
Sanatorium having legal settlements payable at the request of 
the board of health, instead of at the request of overseers of the 
poor. 



54 



STATE BO.\RD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The Massachusetts Hospital School, Canton. 

John E. Fish, M.D., Superintendent. 

Numbers. 



Boys 


Girls 


Totals 


Number December 1, 1907 


- 


- 


- 


Admitted during year . ... 


70 


34 


104 


Discharged during year . ... 


10 


7 


17 


Deaths 


- 


- 


- 


Number November 30, 1908 . 


60 


27 


87 



The total running expenses for the year were $25,473.94, 
viz., salaries, wages, and labor, $11,307.86; other expenses, 
$14,166.08. The average net weekly cost per capita was $10.05. 
Valuation of land and buildings, $169,269.54. 

The School was formally opened, under proclamation of the 
Governor, on December 1, 1907, and the first children were 
placed there January 14, 1908. During the year 178 appli- 
cations were received, of which 104 were accepted, viz., 70 boys 
and 34 girls. The maximum number was 90, and the daily 
average, 48+. Of the 16 children discharged during the year, 
2 were capable of self-support, 2 were much improved, 8 im- 
proved, and 4 not improved. The average age was nine and 
one-half years, the age limit for admission having been tenta- 
tively established as between ^yq and fifteen years. Twenty-six 
per cent, of the children admitted had never attended school, 
and 35I/2 pe^ cent, were unable to read and write. Those who 
had gone to school attended with great irregularity. The fact 
of the great excess of boys over girls does not indicate that 
cripples exist in this ratio in the sexes, but rather that parents 
are more reluctant to allow their girls to leave home for treat- 
ment. 

More than half the children of the School are so affected as 
to require the most nourishing diet and the benefits to be de- 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 55 

rived from out-door air and sunshine, so that it is inadvisable 
to keep many of them in-doors for school purposes for more 
than brief daily periods. The educational problem is made all 
the more difficult because of the want of previous school train- 
ing on the part of the older children, who, on most subjects, 
need the same kind of instruction as the youngest. The unde- 
sirability of associating children of such diversity of ages and 
habits in the same class-rooms is apparent. 

The most hopeful class is composed of those who are not 
permanently crippled and who it is expected may be restored 
to normal physical condition by treatment, the duration of 
which will differ in each case according to the needs of the in- 
dividual. It is the intention to train such of this class as are 
deformed in pursuits best suited to their condition. The per- 
manently crippled will receive the same general treatment, but 
the problem of vocational training will have greater attention, 
as it will be harder to find occupations that will furnish even 
partial support. Already, in many instances, remarkable prog- 
ress has been made in industrial training. Boys who could not 
use any tools when they came have learned in six months to 
make really creditable articles. The out-of-door life has been 
of great benefit to the pupils. The weight of the children has 
almost invariably increased; colds are very rare, and with the 
exception of three cases of whooping-cough and diphtheria, 
there have been no contagious or infectious diseases. 

Of the admissions, 61 were State patients, 28 city or town 
patients, and 15 private patients. 

The act establishing the School provided for a capacity of at 
least 300 beds, but at present the buildings are equipped for 
120 pupils only. At the rate applications have been coming 
in, it will be necessary to add other dormitories, and this can 
be done within the limits of the appropriation. The experience 
of the year has demonstrated also the need of an infirmary, for 
which plans are being prepared. 

]\fany of the problems presented in an institution of this 
kind are new, and it will require actual experience, and much 
time, patience, and research, to work them out satisfactorily. 

The Trustees expended, during the year, the sum of $61,- 
920.71 for buildings and equipments. 



56 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The Board approves the estimate of the Trustees for $40,000 
for the current year, viz., for salaries, wages, and labor, $18,- 
000 ; other expenses, $22,000. 

The Industrial School for Boys, Shirley. 
Chapter 639 of the Acts of 1908 (quoted on page 34) is 
an act providing for the establishment of the Industrial School 
for Boys. Under the provisions of the act the Governor ap- 
pointed the following Trustees: David F. Slade, Fall River; 
Miss Golde Bamber, Brookline ; Matthew Luce, Cohasset ; Miss 
Maud M. Rockwell, Roxbury ; John J. Sheehan, Peabody ; John 
A. Horgan, M.D., Roxbury; Charles M. Davenport, Boston. 
The Trustees have elected Mr. Slade President and Mr. Daven- 
port Secretary. The School, when established, will be under the 
supervision of the State Board of Charity. The Trustees fur- 
nish, under date of February 1, 1909, the following report of 
progress : — 

Our Board of Trustees, after visiting ten different properties in 
different parts of the State^ and investigating thoroughly their 
availability and the availability of some which we did not personally 
visit, purchased the Shirley Shaker settlement, so called, located in 
the south end of Shirley and the north end of Lancaster. With an 
adjoining piece purchased from Alvin Lawton, this tract totals an 
area of 889%o acres. The site commands the country for miles 
around, and promises much for the development of an attractive 
and effective institution. The property is in a solid block, and slopes 
gently to the eastward, from an elevation of about 400 feet, to the 
Nashua River, which forms the easterly boundary for about a mile. 
The sloping character of the land makes the disposition of the 
sewage easy. In addition to an independent watej' supply, which 
can be extensively developed at slight expense, the Shirley town 
water comes within a quarter of a mile. The electric lights also 
extend from Shirley to within a quarter of a mile of the property. 

A large part of the area is splendid farming land, with large 
orchards. There are an estimated half million feet of lumber upon 
the property, and 3,000 or 4,000 cords of wood. The farm and farm 
buildings are adequate for caring for and housing 100 head of cattle 
and horses. Six of the buildings are of brick, and the balance of 
wood. All, however, have slated roofs, and are in a good state of 
preservation. Plans for remodeling three of the brick buildings and 
three of the wooden buildings into a chapel, a central cooking and 
laundry plant, an administration building with quarters for the 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 57 

Superintendent and the teachers, and three cottages for boys, are 
at this writing completed, ready for bids from contractors. The 
remodeling planned will make up-to-date buildings in every way. 
There are numerous smaller houses and outbuildings which are 
available for shops and storehouses. The buildings are about a mile 
south of the Shirley station of the Fitchburg division of the Boston 
& Maine Railroad, and are scattered along a broad road set with an 
avenue of trees, and are located about 350 feet above the sea level. 
The personal property and farming tools, including a large supply 
of hay and ensilage, 4 horses, 31 cows and some neat cattle, were 
taken over with the premises. 

Taking possession of the property was delayed until January 1 
on account of the delays of the title searcher, and for this reason 
and on account of the consequent setting in of winter the develop- 
ment of the buildings and of the property has been much retarded. 
It is expected, however, that accommodations for 100 boys will be 
read}' in about two months after the contracts are let. 

The Superintendent has not been selected as 3'et, but will be in 
the near future. 

It is hoped by the Board of Trustees that the School may be 
allowed to start in a small way, and in that way establish a spirit 
of its own. Industries will be established as rapidly as the condi- 
tions will warrant. There will be at the outset the farming, garden- 
ing, carpentry, masonry, cooking, and other occupations connected 
with the needs of the School. Other simpler trades will be taught, 
and the number increased as the conditions will warrant. 

It is the opinion of the Board that the Act establishing the 
School should be amended so as to provide for transfer to the 
school from the custody of the State Board of Charity. The 
Board also agrees with the Trustees that the School should have 
full opportunity to establish an atmosphere and character of its 
own by a gradual gi'owth of boys who have not had institutional 
experience. It is therefore recommended that the Act be fur- 
ther amended by deferring for a period of at least two years 
transfers to the School from the Suffolk School for Boys, and 
commitments to the School by the courts, except with the con- 
sent of the Trustees. 

The State Commissiox ox Hospitals for Consumptives. 
Chapter 474 of the Acts of 1907 provides for a Board of 
nine persons, to be appointed by the Governor and Council, 
one of them to be a representative of the State Board 



58 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

of Charity, another of the State Board of Health, and 
three to be members of the Board of Trustees of the 
Massachusetts State Sanatorium. The act charges the Trustees 
with the duty of selecting and purchasing sites, approving 
plans, making contracts, selecting Superintendents, and su- 
pervising the construction of three Sanatoriums for tuber- 
culous patients, each with a capacity of at least 150 inmates. 
One of the Sanatoriums is to be in southeastern Massa- 
chusetts, another in northeastern Massachusetts, and the third 
in the Connecticut valley. On the completion and opening of 
the Sanatoriums the representatives of the Board of Charity 
and the Board of Health cease to act, and the administration 
is vested thenceforth in the remaining Trustees. The State 
Board of Charity is given general supervision of the Sanato- 
riums, and, when directed by the Governor, shall assume and 
exercise the powers of the Board of Trustees. 

The members of the Board are as follows : Charles H. Adams, 
Melrose (representing the State Board of Charity) ; Charles 
H. Porter, Quincy (representing the State Board of Health) ; 
Albert C. Getchell, Worcester; Jeremiah Smith, Jr., Cam- 
bridge; Silvia B. Knowlton, ISTev^ton; Alvah Crocker, Fitch- 
burg; William C. Godfrey, Springfield; Arthur T. Cabot, 
Boston ; William D. McFee, Haverhill. 

The sum of $300,000 was appropriated to carry out the pro- 
visions of the Act. 

The Trustees report the purchase of 101 acres of land in 
l^orth Reading for the purpose of the JSTortheastern Hospital. 
Plans for the buildings have been approved by the Governor 
and Council. The contract for construction has been awarded, 
and the buildings are expected to be completed by July 1, 1909. 
Dr. E. B. Emerson, late of the State Hospital at Tewksbury, 
has been appointed Superintendent. For the Southeastern Hos- 
pital the Commission has purchased 75 acres of land in Lake- 
ville, for the sum of $4,125. Plans for the Hospital have been 
approved by the Governor and Council, and contracts for build- 
ing it are soon to be awarded. Dr. Sumner Coolidge of Water- 
town, for several years with Dr. Gorgas, chief of the medical 
department of Panama, has been appointed Superintendent. 
For the site of the Connecticut Valley Hospital 128 acres of 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



59 



land in the town of Westfield have been secured, for the sum 
of $6,000. Dr. Henry D. Chadwick, lately Superintendent of 
the Vermont State Sanatorium, has been appointed Superin- 
tendent, and is preparing the plans. 

Section 9 of the Act provides that the Trustees " may also 
establish out-patient departments, and may disseminate infor- 
mation as to the best methods of combating the disease." In 
accordance with these provisions the Commission has, during 
the past year, issued bulletins concerning the need of establishing 
dispensaries and clinics for the tuberculous, forming tubercu- 
losis classes in Boston, and day camps for tuberculosis in 
factories and stores, and other related topics. In addition to 
this, their officers have cooperated with the Massachusetts Med- 
ical Society to form tuberculosis associations, clinics, etc., and 
have furnished information as to the best way of doing these 
things. The officers of the Board also contributed largely to the 
State exhibit at the International Congress on Tuberculosis, 
held at Washington last September, and in arousing public 
interest in the Congress. 



Estimates of Trustees of State Ii^stitutions. 
In accordance with the law, the Board has examined the 
estimates of the Trustees of the State institutions under its 
supervision, for the fiscal year ending November 30, 1909, with 
the following results : — 

State Hospital. 





Expenses, Fiscal 

Year ending 

November 30. 1908 


Estimates, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1909 


Salaries, wages, and labor 

Food 

Clothing and material 

Furnishings 

Heat, light, and power . 

Repairs and improvements 

Farm, stable, and grounds 

Miscellaneous . 








$93,259 20 
93,072 47 
20,050 84 
12,149 84 
48,772 43 
24,822 74 
15,049 94 
36,802 52 


$107,000 00 
105,000 00 
32,000 00 
22,000 00 
46,000 00 
30.000 00 
20,000 00 
38,000 00 










$343,979 98 


$400,000 00 



Approved for $400,000. 



60 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



State Farm. 





Expenses, Fiscal 

Year ending 

November 30, 1908 


Estimates, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1909 


Salaries, wages, and labor 


$75,000 00 


$81,000 00 


Food 


92,429 35 


84,000 00 


Clothing and material .... 


28,768 43 


26,000 00 


Furnishings 


7,858 85 


7,000 00 


Heat, light, and power .... 


33,141 50 


34,000 00 


Repairs and improvements . 


15,072 11. 


20,000 00 


Farm, stable, and grounds 


20,879 45 


20,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


24,026 32 


22,000 00 




$297,176 01 


$294,000 00 



Approved for $294,000. 



Lyman School. 



• 


Expenses, Fiscal 

Year ending 

November 30, 1908 


Estimates, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1909 


Salaries, wages, and labor 

Food 

Clothing and material . . . 

Furnishings 

Heat, light, and power .... 
Repairs and improvements 
Farm, stable, and grounds 
Miscellaneous 


$35,453 65 
16,713 70 
9,372 78 
2,771 17 
8,125 53 
6,233 60 
9,211 49 
9,012 42 


$39,100 00 
18,000 00 
9,500 00 
3,500 00 
8,500 00 
5,500 00 
8,500 00 
8,800 00 




$96,894 34 


$101,400 00 



Approved for $101,400. 



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61 



State Industrial School. 





Expenses, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1908 


Estimates, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1909 


Salaries, wages, and labor 


$24,956 26 


$27,581 75 


Food 


8,118 04 


8,000 00 


Clothing and material .... 


4,583 54 


5,000 00 


Furnishings 


1,595 53 


2,500 00 


Heat, light, and power .... 


6,229 55 


6,500 00 


Repairs and improvements 


2,901 52 


4,300 00 


Farm, stable, and grounds 


7,568 94 


6,450 00 


Miscellaneous 


5,110 10 


3,500 00 




$61,063 48 


$63,831 75 



Approved for $63,831 . 75. 



Trustees Lyman and Industrial Schools. 





Expenses, Fiscal 


Estimates, Fiscal 




Year ending 


Year ending 


« 


November 30, 1908 


November 30, 1909 


Travelling and other necessary expenses 


$1,038 40 


$1,200 00 


of the Trustees, including printing of 






Annual Report. 






Salaries and expenses of visitors of the 


9,958 64 


11,400 00 


Lyman School. 






Expenses in connection with boarding 


7,177 97 


8,500 00 


out children from the Lyman School. 






Tuition in the public schools of children 


815 99 


1,000 00 


boarded or bound out bv the Trustees. 






Care of probationers of Industrial School, 


12,984 42 


13.800 00 


including salaries and travelUng ex- 






penses of \isitors. 








$31,975 42 


$35,900 00 



Approved for $35,900. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Massachusetts State Sanatorium. 





Expenses, Fiscal 

Year ending 

November 30, 1908 


Estimates. Fiscal 

Year ending 

November 30, 1909 


Salaries, wages, and labor 

Food 

Furnishings 

Heat, light, and power .... 
Re{)airs and improvements 
Farm, stable, and grounds 
Miscellaneous 


$52,225 73 

83,910 51 

4,303 32 

11,907 47 

6,633 91 

5,329 78 

20,571 18 


$51,742 44 

81,470 72 

4,654 40 

15,004 08 

7,007 98 

5,827 08 

18,293 30 




$184,881 90 


$184,000 00 



Approved for $184,000. 



Massachusetts Hospital School. 



Expenses, Fiscal 

Year ending 

November 30, 1908 



Estimates, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1909 



Salaries, wages, and labor 

Food 

Clothing and material 

Furnishings 

Heat, light, and power . 

Repairs and improvements 

Farm, stable, and grounds 

Miscellaneous . 



$11,307 86 


$18,000 00 


5,257 11 


9,750 00 


959 08 


1,800 00 


70 63 


500 00 


3,436 48 


3,850 00 


515 29 


600 00 


1,476 11 


1,500 00 


2,451 38 


4,000 00 


$25,473 94 


$40,000 00 



Approved for $40,000. 



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63 



Statistics of State Institutions, 'prepared in Accordance luith a 
Resolution of the National Conference of Charities and 
Corrections, adopted May 15, 1906. % 
The State Hospital. 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year 


1,074 

4,827 


715 
1,541 


1,789 
6,368 


Number discharged or died during the year 


4,651 


1,421 


6,072 


Number at end of the fiscal year . 


1,250 


835 


2,085 


Daily average attendance {i.e., number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 

Average number of officers and employees 
during the year. 


1,137 
118 


812 
122 


1,949 
240 



Expenditures. 
Current expenses: — 

1. Salaries and wages $93,259 20 

2. Clothing 20,050 84 

3. Subsistence 93,072 47 

4. Ordinary repairs 24,822 74 

5. Office, domestic, ancT out-door expenses 112,774 73 

Total S343,979 98 

Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings, land, etc. . . . $55,347 87 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings - 

Total 55,347 87 

Grand total $399,327 85 

Executive head (Superintendent and Resident Physician): John H. 
Nichols, M.D. 



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The State Farm. 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year 


1,821 
4,371 


87 

449 


1,908 
4,820 


Number discharged or died during the year 


3,920 


432 


4,352 


Number at end of the fiscal year . 


2,272 


104 


2,376 


Daily average attendance {i.e., number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 

Average number of officers and employees 
during the year. 


- 


- 


2,156 
148 



Expenditures. 
Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages $75,000 00 

2. Clothing 28,768 43 

3. Subsistence 92,429 35 

4. Ordinary repairs 15,072 11 

5. Office, domestic, and out-door expenses 85,906 12 

Total $297,176 01 

Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings, land, etc. . . . $64,429 57 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings - 

Total . 64,429 57 

Grand total $361,605 58 

Executive head (Superintendent): Hollis M. Blackstone. 



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65 



The Lyman School for Boys. 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year 


342 

497 


- 


342 

497 


Number discharged or died during the year 


420 


- 


420 


Number at end of the fiscal year . 


419 


- 


419 


Daily average attendance {i.e., number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 

Average number of officers and employees 
during the year. 


378.5 
31 


30 


378.5 
61 



Expenditures. 
Current expenses: — 

1. Salaries and wages $35,453 65 

2. Clothing 9,372 78 

3. Subsistence 16,713 70 

4. Ordinary repairs 6,233 60 

5. Office, domestic, and out-door expenses 29,120 61 

Total $96,894 34 

Extraordinary expenses : — * 

1. New buildings, land, etc. . . . $9,083 49 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings 3,829 30 

Total 12,912 79 

Grand total $109,807 13 

Executive head (Superintendent) : Elmer L. Coffeen. 



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The State Industrial School for Girls. 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year 


- 


243 
223 


243 
223 


Number discharged or died during the year 


- 


226 


226 


Number at end of the fiscal year . 


- 


240 


240 


Daily average attendance {i.e., number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 

Average number of officers and employees 
during the year. 


16 


243 
44 


243 
60 



Expenditures. 
Current expenses: 

1. Salaries and wages $24,956 26 

2. Clothing 4,583 54 

3. Subsistence 8,118 04 

4. Ordinary repairs 2,901 52 

5. Office, domestic, and out-door expenses 20,504 12 

Total $61,063 48 

Extraordinary expenses: — 

1. New buildings, land, etc. . . . $28,138 44 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings 4,758 58 

Total 32,897 02 

Grand total $93,960 50 

Executive head (Superintendent) : Fannie F. Morse. 



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67 



The Massachusetts State Sanatorium. 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year 


183 
420 


158 
390 


341 

810 


Number discharged or died during the year 


414 


390 


804 


Number at end of the fiscal year . 


189 


158 


347 


Daily average attendance (i.e., number of 
inmates actually present) during the year. 

Average number of officers and employees 
during the year. 


183 
93 


156 
64 


339 
157 



Expenditures. 
Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages $47,967 91 

2. Clothing 

3. Subsistence 77,757 30 

4. Ordinary repairs 3,970 70 

5. Office, domestic, and out-door expenses 36,428 61 

Total .... $166,124 52 

Extraordinary expenses : — • 

1. New buildings, land, etc. . . . $13,407 41 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings 11,830 36 

Total 25,237 77 

Grand total $191,362 29 

Executive head (Superintendent): Frederick L. Hills, M.D. 



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Massachusetts Hospital School. 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year 


70 


34 


104 


Number discharged or died during the year 


10 


7 


17 


Number at end of the fiscal year . 


60 


27 


87 


Daily average attendance {i.e., number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 

Average number of officers and employees 
during the year. 


- 




48.50 
24.50 



Expenditures. 
Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages $11,307 86 

2. Clothing 959 08 

3. Subsistence 5,257 11 

4. Ordinary repairs 515 29 

5. Office, domestic, and out-door expenses 7,434 60 

Total $25,473 94 

Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings, land, etc. . . . $169,269 54 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings - 

Total 169,269 54 

Grand total $194,743 48 

Executive head (Superintendent): John E. Fish, M.D. 



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69 



Financial Supervision of State Institutions. 

The Board recently established the position of Examining 
Visitor of Institutions, whose duty is to visit the institutions 
under the supervision of the Board, thoroughly acquaint him- 
self with their financial methods, and study and report on their 
yearly and monthly expenditures in detail. His work has 
already thrown much light on the management of the institu- 
tions, and has been the means of accomplishing certain definite 
results in the way of more economical and satisfactory methods 
of administration. Following is a statement of the method 
and result of his work thus far. 

The first object of the Examining Visitor is to obtain a knowl- 
edge of the different articles purchased by each institution, 
which is done by making a transcript of the monthly invoices 
filed with the State Auditor. For purposes of comparison, the 
articles are classified and reduced to their units, with statement 
of average, maximum, and minimum prices, as in the follow- 
ing form : — 



Article 




















QnOTED 


F. 0. B. AT Purchase Point 






Institution 


Total 
Units 


Total 
Cost 


AVERAGE PRICE 


Maxi- 
mum 
Price 


Mini- 
mum 
Price 


Remarks 




Month 


Year 




State Hospital 


• 








1 






State Farm .... 
















Lyman School 
















Industrial School 
















State Sanatorium • . 
















Hospital School 

















These forms or cards, being filed, furnish a complete record 
of the specified articles bought by the several institutions. 
Copies of the cards are sent to all the Superintendents, thus 
acquainting them with the price and quantity, and, to some 
extent, with the quality of food purchased by other institutions. 
This enables them to exercise greater care in their purchases. 
In most of the institutions this has already led to the buying of 
all food only after competitive bids ; and in one case has resulted 



70 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

in the saving of about $1,000. Food, however, represents less 
than 30 per cent, of the total cost of maintenance, and it seems 
important that the system should be extended as soon as possible 
to all the other chief articles of consumption. It further appears 
that, for a full development of the work, purchases should be 
made, not merely after comparison with prices paid by other in- 
stitutions, but after additional comparison with current market 
prices; and this can only be done effectually by obtaining quo- 
tations from a number of leading mercantile houses. The use 
of staple articles only is urged. In the State of Xew York, after 
careful assays and working tests, a food standard has been estab- 
lished, and all State charitable institutions are governed by it in 
their purchases, — food of the same quality being used by in- 
mates and officers. 

The Superintendents of the several institutions have recently 
been advised that all goods should be carefully examined as to 
weight, measure, and number, and this is now generally done. 
In two or three of the institutions coal and flour are not only 
weighed but assayed. All the institutions are now taking advan- 
tage of cash discounts, — the Auditor having arranged for an 
advance of money from the State Treasurer for this purpose. 

The cost of repairs at some of the institutions, on account of 
lack of due foresight and seasonable provision against decay, 
is much gTeater than it should be. This is true also to some 
extent in regard to general construction. For lack of such 
foresight, and unwillingness or unreadiness to ask for sufficient 
legislative appropriations, inmates in some instances are still 
housed in buildings which should have been long ago replaced. 
It is evident that some change should be made in this matter, 
and a better system introduced. Institutions should make far- 
seeing plans for development, and work as fast as possible to 
carry them out. 

The State institutions can be properly run only by i^lacing 
the business management of each in the hands of a capable 
executive officer, selected on the gi'ound of training and ability 
to administer its affairs on sound business methods. The 
decided success of the management of the State Farm, for ex- 
ample, is due to the fact that it has at its head a capable business 
executive. 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 71 

Statistics. 

State Hospital. — During the fiscal year ending Xovember 
30, 1908, the average number of inmates was 1,949, — an in- 
crease of 13.04 per cent, over 1907. Average number of 
employees, 240, — an increase of 24.35 per cent, over previous 
year. AVeekly per capita cost, $3.39; previous year, $2.94. 
There was an increase in salaries, wages, and labor over previ- 
ous year of 37.2 per cent. ; food, 26.7 per cent. ; clothing and 
clothing material, 51.7 per cent.; furnishings, 8.4 per cent.; 
heat, light, and power, 88.9 per cent. ; farm, stable, and grounds, 
28 per cent. ; miscellaneous, 23.2 per cent. Repairs and im- 
provements decreased 14.8 per cent. The cost for maintenance 
for 1908 increased 31.4 per cent, over 1907, w^hile the average 
number of inmates increased only 13.64 per cent. Per cent, 
of employees to inmates, 12.3. 

State Farm. — Average number of inmates, 2,156, — an 
increase of 17.4 per cent. Average number of employees, 135, 

— an increase of 8 per cent. Weekly per capita cost, $2.65; 
previous year, $2.57. Salaries, wages, and labor increased 15.3 
per cent. ; food, 33.2 per cent. ; clothing and clothing material, 
28.4 per cent. ; furnishings, 24.8 per cent. ; heat, light, and 
power decreased 9.1 per cent. ; repairs and improvements in- 
creased 50.4 per cent. ;. farm, stable, and grounds, 14.2 per 
cent.; miscellaneous, 16.1 per cent., over the previous year. 
The cost for maintenance for 1908 increased 19.7 per cent., and 
the number of inmates increased 17.4 per cent. Per cent, of 
employees to inmates, 6.2. 

Lyman School. — Average number of inmates, 378.5, — an 
increase of 14.6 per cent. Average number of employees, 67.5, 

— an increase of 14.4 per cent. Weekly per capita cost, $4.92 ; 
previous year, $5.29. The cost of maintenance for 1908 shows 
an increase of only 6.4 per cent, over the previous year. Per 
cent, of employees to inmates, 17.8. 

Industrial School. — Average number of inmates, 243, — an 
increase of 6.58 per cent. Average number of employees, 60, 

— the same as last year. Weekly per capita cost, $4.76 ; pre- 
vious year, $4.59. The cost of maintenance for 1908 shows 



72 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

an increase of 12.05 per cent, over the previous year. Per cent, 
of employees to inmates, 24.6. 

State Sanatorium. — Average number of inmates, 339, — an 
increase of 1.19 per cent. Average number of employees, 157, 
— an increase of 3.97 per cent. Weekly per capita cost, $10.23 ; 
previous year, $10.07. The cost of maintenance for 1908 shows 
an increase of .16 per cent. Per cent, of employees to inmates, 
46.3. 

Hospital School. — Average number of inmates, 48.50; of 
employees, 28.25. Per cent, of employees to inmates, 58.2. 



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80 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The County Truant Schools. 

The law provides that the County Truant Schools shall be 
visited by the State Board of Education and the State Board 
of Charity, and that each of these Boards shall report on them 
annually to the General Court. 

Under recent legislation (Acts of 1906, chapter 148; Acts 
of 1907, chapter 194; Acts of 1908, chapter 103) the names 
of the several Schools were changed from Truant Schools to 
Training Schools, and it was provided that any Truant School 
hereafter established shall be called a Training School, and 
that all laws now or hereafter in force relative to truants and 
Truant Schools shall apply to Training Schools and to commit- 
ments thereto. Collectively the Schools are still known as 
County Truant Schools. The Schools are as follows : — 

Essex County Training School, Lawrence. 
Hampden County Training School, Springfield. 
Middlesex County Training School, North Chelmsford. 
Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth Union Training School, \Yal- 
pole. 

Suffolk County Training School (Boston Parental), Roxbury. 
Worcester County Training School, Oakdale. 

The total number committed to the Schools during the year 
ending November 30, 1908, was 310, in addition to 65 returned 
from probation ; 30 having been committed as " absentees," 
13 as " school offenders," 230 as '^ truants," 5 as '^ delinquent 
children," 12 as " neglected children," and 20 as '^ habitual 
truants." The number in all the Schools November 30, 1908, 
was 662. The average number during the year was 114. The 
average age of those committed was eleven years and eleven 
months ; the youngest being seven years, and the oldest fifteen 
years and eleven months. The average net weekly cost per 
capita was $2.86. The total number reported by four Schools 
as being previously before the court was 73, viz., 46 for truancy, 
3 for absenteeism, 24 for larceny. 

With the exception of the Suffolk County Training School, 
the Schools have been full, and in some cases overcrowded. The 
variety of policies mentioned in the Board's last report still 
controls the different Schools, without appreciable modification. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 81 

At the Suffolk County School an appropriation for the pur- 
pose of constructing an assembly hall and gj^mnasium has been 
made, but nothing further has been done in the matter. This 
School instructs in academic studies, but has no equipment for 
industrial training, and not land enough to provide farm work 
for the pupils. Outside of the schoolrooms, the boys are engaged 
largely in grading, road building, and the usual work about the 
house. 

At the Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth > Counties School 
there is little change from year to year. Not much can be done 
for the boys except to train them decently and to give them 
school instruction, no provision being made for industrial or 
manual training. 

The Hampden County School is practically of the same type 
as that at Walpole, no arrangement being made for manual 
training, and the land not being sufficiently large to give much 
work to the boys. 

The Worcester County School affords a wider range of em- 
ployment to the pupils through its farming resources, which, 
though limited in area, are industriously cultivated. In con- 
nection with their garden work the boys are given a course in 
agriculture, and are taught some bookkeeping. 

The Essex County School has a more modern equipment than 
those previously named, and the Superintendent pays special 
attention to farming and the raising of cattle and poultry, and 
is constantly devising ways of occupying and interesting the 
boys outside of School and playtime. The School maintains 
a very good band, membership in which is one of the rewards 
of good conduct. The addition of a manual training course is, 
however, greatly to be desired. 

The Middlesex County School has the advantage of a good 
manual training equipment, and the cottages and grounds are 
well arranged from the point of view of management and dis- 
cipline. In addition to manual training and school instruction 
there is abundant occupation for the boys on the large farm, 20 
acres of which are cultivated. This School also has an ex- 
cellent band. 

While the law provides that children committed to these 
Schools must be discharged on reaching the age of sixteen years, 
there is a wide difference of opinion in the several counties 



82 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

as to the length of time they should be held. At Lawrence 
it is the practice to continue the boys in the School until they 
have reached the age limit, and on completion of the regular 
grammar course to give them a course of high school studies. 
In most of the other Schools it is customary to keep the pupils 
for much shorter periods, and to return them to normal family 
life when the authorities are convinced that they have profited 
by their school experience to such a degree as to make their re- 
turn advisable. As the Schools are all managed by Boards of 
County Commissioners, whose duties are many and varied, it is 
not strange that these different methods should be pursued. If 
these Boards would confer together on problems of truancy and 
truant school management, better results would surely follow. 
Truant Schools should be something more than homes where 
unwilling children receive a compulsory education. 

Here follow statistics of the several Schools. 

Essex County Training School, Lawrence. 

Established 1891. 
W. Grant Fancher, Superintendent. 

On December 1, 1907, there were 120 boys in the School. 
During the year ending ^N'ovember 30, 1908, 50 boys were 
committed, viz., 4 absentees, 3 school offenders, 43 truants; 
6 were returned from probation; and 31 were discharged; 
leaving 145 in the School November 30, 1908. The average 
number in the School during the year was 135. The average 
age of the boys committed was twelve years and three months ; 
the youngest being seven years, and the oldest fifteen years and 
eleven months. Xo record was kept of the boys who had been 
previously before the court. The average net weekly cost per 
capita was $3.04+. 

The School consists of three buildings, two of brick and one 
of wood, containing Superintendent's quarters, three school- 
rooms, three dormitories, and other rooms. There are 35 acres 
of land, of which 28 are cultivated. The total number of em- 
ployees is 24, viz.. Superintendent, 3 teachers, and 20 other 
employees. 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 83 

Hampden County Training School, Springfield. 

Established 1880. 
Erwin G. Ward, Superintendent. 

On December 1, 1907, there were 38 boys in the School. 
During the year ending JSTovember 30, 1908, 14 were com- 
mitted, viz., 2 absentees and 12 truants; and 22 were paroled 
or discharged; leaving 22 in the School ISTovember 30, 1908. 
The average number in the School during the year was 36+. 
The average age of the boys committed was eleven years and 
ten months; the yoimgest being nine years and eleven months, 
and the oldest fifteen years and seven months. Of the boys 
committed, 14 had been previously before the court, viz., 8 for 
truancy, 2 for absenteeism, and 4 for larceny. The average 
net weekly cost per capita was $2.35. 

The School consists of one brick building, containing Super- 
intendent's quarters, a schoolroom, two dormitories, and other 
rooms. There are 13 acres of land, of which 2 are cultivated. 
The total number of employees is 7, viz.. Superintendent, 
matron, 1 teacher, and 4 other employees. 

Middlesex County Training School, North Chelmsford. 

Established 1894. 
M. A. Warren, Superintendent. 

On December 1, 1907, there were 180 boys in the School. 
During the year ending I^ovember 30, 1908, 67 were committed, 
viz., 12 absentees, 4 school offenders, and 51 truants; and 74 
w^ere discharged; leaving 173 in the School ^N'ovember 30, 1908. 
The average number in the School during the year was 171. 
The average age of the boys committed was twelve years and 
two months; the youngest being nine years, and the oldest fif- 
teen years. Of the boys committed, 14 had been previously 
before the court, viz., 8 for truancy and 6 for larceny. The 
average net weekly cost per capita was $2.22. 

The School consists of five brick buildings, including Super- 
intendent's quarters, five schoolrooms, eight dormitories, and 
other rooms. There are 50 acres of land, of which 20 are 
cultivated. The total number of employees is 22, viz.. Super- 
intendent, 8 teachers, and 13 other employees. 



84 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth Union Training School, 

Walpole. 

Established 1891. 
James H. Craig, Superintendent. 

On December 1, 1907, there were 58 bojs in the School. 
During the year ending November 30, 1908, 44 were committed, 
^dz., 1 absentee, 3 school offenders, 15 truants, 5 delinquent 
children, and 20 habitual truants; and 43 were discharged; 
leaving 59 in the School I^ovember 30, 1908. The average 
number in the School during the year was 56. The average 
age of the boys committed was eleven years and six months; 
the youngest being nine years, and the oldest fourteen years. 
Of the boys committed, 44 were previously before the court, 
viz., 30 for truancy, 1 for absenteeism, and 13 for larceny. 
The average net weekly cost per capita was $2.93. 

The School consists of a wooden building, with Superin- 
tendent's quarters, two schoolrooms, two dormitories, and other 
rooms. There are 32 acres of land, of which 5% are cultivated. 
The total number of employees is 10, viz.. Superintendent, 
matron, 2 teachers, and 6 other employees. 

Suffolk County Training School (Boston Parental), Roxhury. 

Established 1886. 
Dana P. Dame, Superintendent. 

On December 1, 1907, there were 263 children, viz., 257 
boys and 6 girls, in the School. During the year ending 'No- 
vember 30, 1908, 106 were committed, viz., 11 absentees, 3 
school offenders, 80 truants, and 12 delinquents; 59 were re- 
turned from probation; and 215 were discharged or paroled; 
leaving 213, viz., 206 boys and 7 girls, in the School November 
30, 1908. The average number in the school during the year 
was 237+. The average age of those committed was twelve 
years and two months ; the youngest being eight years and two 
months, and the oldest fifteen years and -^ve months. 'No 
record was kept of those who had been previously before the 
court. The average net weekly cost per capita was $4.25. 

The School consists of Superintendent's cottage, seven cot- 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 85 

tages for pupils, two school buildings, and hospital building. 
There are 35 acres of land, of which 12 are cultivated. The 
total number of employees is 49, viz.. Superintendent, 12 teach- 
ers, and 36 other employees. 

Worcester County Training School, Oahdale. 

Established 1891. 
S. P. Streeter, Superintendent. 

On December 1, 1907, there were 54 boys in the School. 
During the year ending Xovember 30, 1908, 29 were committed, 
all truants; and 33 were discharged; leaving 50 in the School 
November 30, 1908. The average number in the School during 
the year was 47. The average age of the boys committed was 
about twelve years ; the youngest being seven years, and the old- 
est fourteen years. Of the boys committed, 3 had been pre- 
viously before the court, all for larceny. The average net 
weekly cost per capita was $2.39. 

The School consists of a brick building and annex, con- 
taining Superintendent's quarters, two schoolrooms, two dor- 
mitories and other rooms. There are 38 acres of land, of 
which 6 are cultivated. The total number of employees is 9, 
viz.. Superintendent, 3 teachers, and 5 other employees. 

The City axd Tow:sr Paupers. 
The law provides that the State Board of Charity may visit 
and inspect all places where city or tovm paupers are supported 
in families, and requires the Board to visit, at least once a 
year, not only all children w^ho are maintained by the Com- 
monwealth, but all minor children who are supported at the 
expense of any city or town. Children illegally retained in 
city or town almshouses — i.e., pauper children over two years 
of age, or, if the mothers are inmates, over five years of age, 
and not defective in body or mind, who have been retained in 
an almshouse for more than two months — must be removed 
therefrom and placed at board at the expense of the city or 
town concerned. (Revised Laws, chapter 81, sections 3, 4, 5, 
6, 7, 43; Acts of 1905, chapters 285, 303.) 



86 STATE BOARD OF CH.ARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Adult Poor provided for in Families. 

Of the 193 adult poor persons reported by the local au- 
thorities as fully supported in families on January 1, 1908, 18 
had died and 8 had been removed before visits could be made. 
The remaining 167 — 65 men and 102 women — were all 
visited and reported on by the Board's agents. They were 
supported by 81 cities and towns, as follows : Abington, 2 ; 
Amesbury, 2 ; Amherst, 1 ; Avon, 3 ; Berlin, 1 ; Bernard ston, 1 ; 
Blandford, 2 ; Bolton, 3 ; Charlemont, 1 ; Chester, 1 ; Chelsea, 
8 ; Clinton, 1 ; Colrain, 1 ; Cummington, 1 ; Danvers, 5 ; Dover, 
1 ; Dracut, 2 ; Dudley, 1 ; Everett, 5 ; Franklin, 1 ; Gill, 2 ; 
Gosnold, 1 ; Great Barrington, 5 ; Hamilton, 1 ; Heath, 1 ; 
Hubbardston, 2; Hull, 1; Hyde Park, 11; Lakeville, 2; 
Leominster, 1 ; Leverett, 1 ; Leyden, 1 ; LoAvell, 2 ; ^lansfield, 
1 ; Marion, 3 ; Marlborough, 2 ; Marshfield, 1 ; Melrose, 1 ; 
Mendon, 3 ; Merrimac, 2 ; Methuen, 1 ; Millis, 1 ; Milton, 1 ; 
Montague, 1 ; Mount Washington, 1 ; Xahant, 1 ; Xeedham, 2 ; 
Xewbury, 1 ; New Marlborough, 4 ; Xew Salem, 2 ; Xewton, 4 ; 
Xorthborough, 2 ; Xorwood, 1 ; Oakham, 2 ; Orange, 4 ; Or- 
leans, 1 ; Pelham, 1 ; Petersham, 4 ; Plympton, 1 ; Princeton, 
1 ; Raynham, 1 ; Revere, 3 ; Rowley, 1 ; Salisbury, 1 ; Scituate, 
3 ; Sheffield, 3 ; Shirley, 4 ; Southborough, 1 ; Stoughton, 1 ; 
Stow, 1 ; Swampscott, 1 ; Templeton, 1 ; Topsfield, 3 ; Ware- 
ham, 1 ; AVarwick, 1 ; Wellesley, 1 ; West Springfield, 3 ; Whit- 
man, 5; Williamstown, 6; Winthrop, 2; Worthington, 1. 

Their ages were as follows : 4 between twenty-one and thirty ; 
8 between thirty and forty; 12 between forty and fifty; 19 
between fifty and sixty; 34 between sixty and seventy; 51 
between seventy and eighty; 35 between eighty and ninety; 
2 between ninety and one hundred ; and 2 unknown. For their 
support there was paid in 6 cases less than $2 per week ; in 68 
cases from $2 to $3 per week; in 53 cases from $3 to $4 per 
week ; and in the remaining 40 cases — mostly of old or feeble 
persons — the rate varied from $4 to $10, according to the 
amount of care required. Of the whole number about half were 
reported to be in good or fairly good physical condition,- and 
all but 20 in good mental condition; all were apparently 
receiving good care, with very few exceptions, to which the 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 87 

attention of the Overseers of the Poor was called, with sat- 
isfactory results. There were 57 able to do light work, either 
in the house or at the barn. There were 14 supported in their 
own homes. In 127 cases, according to the reports, the Over- 
seers of the Poor complied with the law requiring them to 
visit the paupers at least once in every six months ; in 8 cases 
they made one visit a year; in 26 cases no visits were made; 
and in the remaining 6 cases the reports were uncertain. 

Dependent Minor Children provided for in Families and 

Asylums. 

Of the 1,142 children reported by the local authorities as 
fully supported outside of almshouses on January 1, 1908, 12 
were unknown, 8 had died, and 162 had been removed before 
visits could be made. The remaining 960 — 523 boys and 437 
girls — were supported by 92 cities and towns, as follows: 
Abington, 2 ; Adams, 1 ; Andover, 2 ; Ashburnham, 1 ; Athol, 
7 ; Barnstable, 2 ; Barre, 1 ; Becket, 2 ; Beverly, 3 ; Boston, 556 ; 
Bourne, 2; Bro£)kline, 2; Cambridge, 13; Chester, 3; Chicopee, 
3 ; Clinton, 9 ; Cohasset, 1 ; Dalton, 2 ; Danvers, 5 ; Dartmouth, 
8 ; Dedham, 3 ; Deerfield, 5 ; Dover, 1 ; Easthampton, 2 ; Ever- 
ett, 2 ; Framingham, 5 ; Freetown, 1 ; Gardner, 1 ; Gloucester, 
5 ; Great Barrington, 6 ; Greenfield, 2 ; Grovel and, 1 ; Hano- 
ver, 1 ; Hanson, 3 ; Haverhill, 7 ; Hawley, 1 ; Hingham, 4 ; 
Holyoke, 4; Lancaster, 2; Lawrence, 38; Lenox, 3; Lowell, 30; 
Lynn, 12 ; Maiden, 1 ; Manchester, 2 ; Mansfield, 2 ; Marble- 
head, 2 ; Marion, 1 ; Medford, 1 ; Melrose, 4 ; Merrimac, 1 ; 
Montague, 30 ; Xatick, 2 ; New Bedford, 3 ; Newton, 2 ; North- 
ampton, 1 ; North Andover, 1 ; Norwood, 12 ; Oak Bluffs, 3 ; 
Orleans, 2 ; Palmer, 1 ; Peabody, 8 ; Pepperell, 5 ; Petersham, 
1; Pittsfield, 1; Quincy, 2; Raynham, 13; Rehoboth, 4; Rock- 
land, 3 ; Rowley, 2 ; Russell, 2 ; Salem, 9 ; Saugus, 1 ; Savoy, 
1 ; Scituate, 14 ; Sharon, 1 ; Sheffield, 3 ; Somerville, 2 
Southbridge, 1 ; Stoughton, 1 ; Taunton, 3 ; Topsfield, 5 
Tyngsborough,. 1 ; Wakefield, 2 ; Wal])ole, 9 ; Westport, 1 
West Springfield, 9; AVhately, 2; Whitman, 8; Winthrop, 2 
Woburn, 4 ; Worcester, 5. 

Of the whole number, 317 were cared for and treated in 
public and private hospitals and asylums. There were 664 



88 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

who attended school, and 406 who did more or less work. Of 
the whole number, 894 were in fairly good physical condition 
and 911 in fairly good mental condition. The price of board 
varied from less than $1 per week to $7. All these children 
appeared to be well cared for, except in a very few instances, 
to which the attention of the Overseers of the Poor was duly 
called. 

Dependent Minor Children in Almshouses. 
Visits were made in the cases of 185 children — 108 boys 
and 77 girls — reported to be cared for by the following 
cities and towns in their almshouses : Amesbury, 1 ; Ashburn- 
ham, 1 ; Beverly, 1 ; Boston, 22 ; Braintree, 5 ; Brockton, 1 ; 
Cambridge, 9 ; Fall River, 17 ; Haverhill, . 2 ; Holyoke, 11 ; 
Lawrence, 24; Lowell, 26; Marlborough, 1; Monson, 1; New 
Bedford, 3 ; Newburyport, 2 ; I^orth Adams, 1 ; North Andover, 
2 ; North Attleborough, 2 ; Peabody, 1 ; Salem, 15 ; Springfield, 
8 ; Taunton, 4 : Upton, 2 ; Waltham, 7 ; Watertown, 1 ; AVey- 
mouth, 1 ; Winchendon, 3 ; Woburn, 3 ; Worcester, 8. Of these 
children, 68 had been removed from the almshouse and 10 
had died before the time of visitation. Of the remainder, 38 
were so defective in body or mind as to render their retention 
in the almshouse desirable, and 21 were removed after notifi- 
cation by the Board to the Overseers of the Poor that they were 
detained contrary to law. There were 10 who attended school, 
and 4 who did more or less work. 

The Penalty incurred by Certain Cities and Towns for 
Failure to make their Pauper Returns during the 
Month of April, 1908. 
Sections 39-42 of chapter 81 of the Revised Laws, as 

amended by chapter 115 of the Acts of 1905, are as follows: — 

Section 39. Overseers of the poor shall keep full and accurate 
records, in a form prescribed by the state board of charity, of the 
paupers fully supported, the persons relieved and partially sup- 
ported, and the travellers and vagrants lodged at the expense of 
their cities and towns and of the amount paid for such support and 
relief. 

Section 40. They shall annually in April, for the year ending 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 89 

on the last day of March, return to the state board of charity the 
number of such persons supported and relieved, the cost thereof, 
and a record of those fully supported. 

Section 41. In the year nineteen hundred and five and in every 
tenth year thereafter the return of the overseers of the poor shall 
contain true and correct answers to such additional inquiries as the 
state board of charity may deem it advisable to make. 

Sectioj^ 42. If the overseers of the poor of a city or town refuse 
or neglect to comply with the requirements of the three preceding 
sections, such city or town shall forfeit one dollar for each day's 
neglect, and the amount of such forfeiture shall be deducted from 
any amount to which said city or town may be entitled in reimburse- 
ment for relief of state paupers as provided in sections fifteen and 
sixteen of chapter eighty-five; and if no such reimbursement shall 
be due to said city or town, the forfeiture shall be deducted from 
any money which may be due to it from the Commonwealth. 

Under these laws the Board reported to the Treasurer of 
the Commonwealth the names of the cities and towns that 
failed to make their pauper returns during the month of April, 
1908, together with the amount of penalty incurred in each 
instance, as follows : Amesburj, $5 ; Ashland, $8 ; Avon, $10 ; 
Bernardston, $12 ; Brookline, $11 ; Carlisle, $3 ; Clinton, $17 ; 
Dover, $26; Dudley, $5; Gardner, $31; Lee, $1; Leominster, 
$1; Mattapoisett, $3; Xahant, $10; New Ashford, $19; Nor- 
folk, $13; Northfield, $24; Princeton, $3; Rowe, $7; South- 
borough, $10; Wakefield, $19; total, $238. 



Admixisteatiox. 

In addition to the duties of supervision and publicity above 
given, — duties which are large and capable of further devel- 
opment, for the protection of the poor and the economical ex- 
penditure of public money, — the Board is charged with cer- 
tain duties entirely administrative. These are chiefly grouped 
under two heads, viz., State adult poor and State minor wards. 

The administrative duties with reference to the State adult 
poor comprise the discharge of sane inmates of the State Hos- 
pital and the State Farm, the execution of laws relative to the 
release on probation of prisoners at the State Farm, the in- 
vestigation of questions of settlement of poor supported, re- 



90 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

lieved, and buried by cities and towns, and of sane inmates of 
State institutions, the directing of aid of unsettled poor by 
cities and toA\Tis, the transfer of sane paupers from one institu- 
tion to another, the sending of paupers to the places within and 
outside of the State where ihej belong, the carrying out of the 
provisions of the contract with the United States regarding 
alien immigrants falling into distress and becoming a public 
charge, and the management of the leper hospital at Penikese 
Island. 

The administrative duties with regard to State minor wards 
comprise the maintenance and care of delinquent, neglected, 
and dependent children coming into the custody of the Board 
through court commitment and otherwise, and the execution 
of the laws concerning abandoned infants and infant boarding- 
houses. 

The State Out-door Poor. 
The Statutes provide that before any bills for the support 
or relief of the unsettled poor by cities and towns can be 
considered by the State, which pays for their care, notices of 
the cases shall be sent to the Board. In accordance with these 
laws, 14,092 such notices were received during the official year, 
from 236 cities and to^\^is, on account of 33,837 persons; a 
net increase of 3,050, or about 27% P^i' cent., over the previous 
year. Of these notices, 8,812, concerning 10,828 individuals, 
were on account of persons too sick to be removed (including 
2,202 notices, concerning 2,668 individuals, on account of per- 
sons sick with dangerous diseases) ; 1,143 notices, concerning 
5,377 persons, were for wife-settlement cases; and 4,137 notices, 
concerning 17,632 persons, were for temporary aid and trans- 
portation. Of the total number of notices above stated, 2,077, 
concerning 7,464 individuals, were in cases on account of 
which a previous notice had been received during the year. 

Cases of Sick State Poor. 
The number of sick State poor notices received was 8,812. 
These 8,812 notices were sent by 179 cities and towns, con- 
cerning 10,828 persons, of whom 8,873 were represented as 
being too ill to be removed. This number shows a net increase 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 91 

of the number of notices over the previous year of about 6 
per cent., and, as compared with the official year 1905-06, 
an increase of about I8I/2 V^^ cent. The largest number of 
notices received in any one month v^as 964, in January; and 
the smallest, 62Y, in August. The number of persons shows 
a net increase of about 10 per cent., as compared with the 
previous year; and of persons actually sick and requiring 
medical attendance, a net increase of about 6 per cent. Of these 
8,812 notices, 4,715, or about 53 per cent, of the whole num- 
ber, were from the city of Boston, viz. : 4,508 from the Boston 
City Hospital, 147 from the Institutions Department, 60 cases 
from the Boston Lying-in Hospital, and 5 on account of persons 
aided at their homes or other hospitals. 

The number of visits made by the officers of the Board, in 
the investigation of these 8,812 notices, was 19,236. As a 
result of these investigations the Overseers of the Poor were 
directed to discontinue aid in 1,758 cases, — in 1,746 on ac- 
count of the recovery of the patient sufficiently to permit of 
his removal, and in 12 for other reasons manifest to the Board. 
In 271 cases all aid was refused because at the time of the 
application the patient could have been removed without 
danger. 

There were 6,490 cases investigated by the visitors; and in 
416 cases settlements were found, concerning 639 persons. 

By order of the Board 7 persons were sent to the State 
Hospital. 

Among those reported as sick there were 717 deaths. 

Cases of Dangerous Diseases. 
Of the 8,812 notices previously stated as received relative 
to the sick State poor, 2,202 were on account of " smallpox or 
other diseases dangerous to the public health," and provided 
for 2,668 persons, of whom 2,250 were patients. These figures 
show a net increase in the number of notices, as compared 
with the previous year, of 60 per cent., and as compared with 
the year 1905-06, an increase of about 131 per cent. These 
notices were from 84 cities and towns ; 773 being for cases 
of diphtheria, 573 for scarlet fever, 383 for typhoid fever, 237 
for measles, 194 for tuberculosis, 12 for cerebro-spinal menin- 



92 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

gitis, 8 for smallpox, 8 for whooping-cough, 5 for erysipelas, 
3 for croup, 3 for rabies, 2 for chicken-pox, and 1 for tetanus. 
In 152 cases settlements were found, concerning 231 persons. 

Section 52 of chapter 75 of the Revised Laws provides that: 
^' If the board of health of a city or town has had notice of a 
case of smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet fever or of any other dis- 
ease dangerous to the public health therein, it shall within 
twenty-four hours thereafter give notice thereof to the state 
board of health stating the name and the location of the patient 
so afflicted, and the secretary thereof shall forthwith transmit 
a copy of such notice to the state board of charity." 

Chapter 213 of the Acts of 1902, as amended by chapter 386 
of the Acts of 1907, provides that bills for expenses incurred 
under the provisions of the law first cited, in cases of persons 
having no legal settlements within the Commonwealth, shall 
be paid upon the approval of the State Board of Charity. 

]^ow it frequently happens that the only information the 
State Board of Charity has of a case chargeable to the Com- 
monwealth under these laws is the receipt of a claim for reim- 
bursement presented some months after the case has been closed, 
making verification of the case difficult and often impossible. 
The Board therefore recommends that the law be so amended 
as to require notices to be sent by local boards of health in this 
class of cases, not only to the State Board of Health, as now 
provided by law, but to the State Board of Charity, similar in 
effect to the notices required to be sent under the provisions 
of sections 14 and 15 of chapter 85 of the Revised Laws. 

It is to be further noted, under this head, that some legis- 
lation relative to the removal of tuberculous cases from local 
hospitals may be desirable. 

Cases of Wife-settlement. 
The number of notices received was 1,143, from 102 cities 
and towns, concerning 5,377 persons, of whom 427 were sick. 
These figures show a net increase in the number of notices, as 
compared with the previous year, of about 68 per cent. ; and 
as compared with the year 1905-06, an increase of about 81 
per cent. Of these 1,143 notices, 341, or about 29 per cent.. 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 93 

were from the city of Boston. There were 371 new cases in- 
vestigated by the agents of the Board, and 14 settlements were 
found. Of the 5,377 persons previously mentioned, 4,234 were 
acknowledged as settled, and as 14 settlements were found 
among the remaining 1,143, the whole number aided by the 
State was 1,129, of whom 283 were sick. The number of 
visits made in these cases was 1,304. As a result of the visits, 
the local authorities were advised to discontinue aid in 8 
cases. 

The policy of the Commonwealth in aiding adult dependents 
is, and has been for the last fifty years or so, in the main an 
almshouse policy, — continuous aid being granted to unsettled 
State paupers only at a State institution. A marked exception 
to this, however, is the local care and medical treatment of 
persons suffering with contagious disease, or so ill that their 
health, and perhaps their lives, would be endangered by re- 
moval to the S!ate Hospital at Tewksbury. (Revised Laws, 
chapter 85, section 14.) An examination of this class of 
dependents shows that, while the number so aided has not 
increased beyond the rate of the general increase of popu- 
lation, a larger and larger proportion of them, as the years 
go by, are cared for in the local hospitals instead of at their own 
homes. While it was not so long ago that the general hospitals 
in the Commonwealth were few in number, now every consider- 
able centre of population is provided with a suitable general 
hospital, in which the State's patients can receive proper care 
and treatment for both medical and surgical needs. This is 
an advantage to the Commonwealth in every way, as its de- 
pendents are far better cared for, the expense of their support 
is greatly diminished, and the time of necessary disability is 
much shorter than if the patient had been provided for at his 
ow^i home or in some private family. Of the 8,812 sick per- 
sons for whom notices were received during 1908, 7,810 were 
patients in local hospitals. 

The administration of these hospital cases is simple, effective, 
and satisfactory. The case is brought to the attention of the 
State Board of Charity bv a written notice from the local 



94 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Overseers of the Poor, and this is followed, on the part of the 
Board, by competent medical examination as to the physical 
condition of the sick person and the duration of the Common- 
wealth's liability under the statute ; careful expert investigation 
of the legal status of the patient as to pauper settlement, and also 
as to his financial ability and that of kindred liable by law 
for his support ; and finally, if the case proves to be a proper 
State charge, reimbursement by the Commonwealth, at a fixed 
rate per week, to the city or town in which the patient was ill. 

Cases of Temporary Aid. 

The number of notices received was 4,137, concerning 17,632 
persons, from 185 cities and to^vns. The largest number of 
notices received in any one month was 912, in January; and the 
smallest number was 166, in September. The whole number 
shows a net increase, as compared with the preceding year, 
of about 103 per cent., and as compared with the year 1905-06, 
an increase of about 100 per cent. Of these notices, 331, or 
about 8 per cent., were received from the city of Boston. The 
number of visits made under all these notices was 5,796. There 
were 1,839 cases investigated by the agents of the Board; and 
313 settlements were found, concerning 1,238 persons. As a 
result of visitation, aid was discontinued in 427 cases, and in 
31 cases aid was refused. There were 61 persons removed to 
the State Hospital; 17 persons refused to be so removed, and 
further aid was declined. 

During the year, bills for the transportation of 349 persons, 
under the temporary aid law, amounting to $2,773.10, were 
allowed. Of these 349 persons, 5 were sent to Asia Minor ; 
12 to the Azores; 39 to European countries, viz.: England, 2; 
Finland, 4 ; France, 6 ; Germany, 3 ; Ireland, 6 ; Italy, 9 ; Rus- 
sia, 5; Sweden, 4; 121 to Canada and other British Provinces; 
172 to other States, viz. : California, 3 ; Connecticut, 17 ; 
Georgia, 1 ; Illinois, 2 ; Maine, 40 ; Maryland, 4 ; Missouri, 3 ; 
Xew Hampshire, 17; E'ew Jersey, 8; IN'ew York, 54; Penn- 
sylvania, 4; Rhode Island, 1; Virginia, 1; Vermont, 17. 

Bills amounting to $289.11 were allowed for transportation 
of 73 shipwrecked seamen from Chatham, Duxbury, Xan- 
tucket and Provincetown to Boston. 



Part I.l GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



95 



con- 



Temporary aid, as administered by the State Board, 
tiniies accurately to reflect the existing condition of the labor 
market, and to be a reliable index of the ease or difficulty with 
which employment can be secured, or the impossibility, for a 
time, of obtaining it. The following record for the last 
twenty-one years shows the annual number of applications for 
temporary aid, and the number of persons represented by the 
families of the applicants : — 



Yeabs 



Notices 



Persons 



1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 
1892 
1893 
1894 
1895 
1896 
1897 
1898 
189£ 
1900 
1901 
1902 
1903 
1904 
1905 
1906 
1907 
1908 



« 



2,025 

2,176 

2,198 

2,360 

2,174 

2,718 

5,938 

2,978 

3,326 

4,037 

5,087 

3,530 

2,736 

3,164 

2,739 

2,725 

3,159 

2,700 

2,348 ' 

2,034 

4,137 



8,517 

9,122 

8,931 

9,665 

8,909 

11,384 

26,325 

12,814 

14,123 

16,999 

22,558 

14,421 

10,704 

12,687 

10,641 

10,922 

13,256 

11,089 

9,357 

7,832 

17,632 



1 Fourteen months. 



Two facts are here noticeable : — 

First. — While^ during this considerable period of years, 
there has been much fluctuation in the number of applications, 
there has been no absolute increase. The numbers for the 
years 1888 and 1907, for example, when the financial condi- 
tions were practically the same, are very nearly identical, while 
the population of the Commonwealth has increased in the mean 
time over 30 ])er cent. 

Second. — The number of applications accurately indicates 
the ease or difficulty of finding work. When the number has 



96 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



been unusually large, — 1894, 1898, 1908, — times have been 
unusually hard, it has been difficult to find work, and many 
persons have been obliged to remain idle. To-day, times have 
already improved, the number of notices is diminishing, and it 
may be confidently predicted that the year 1909 will show a 
decided decrease of applications. 



Expenses of Support of Out-door Poor. 
The bills examined by the Superintendent of State Adult 
Poor during the year, on account of cases of sick State poor, 
wife-settlement, dangerous diseases, temporary aid, and burials, 
were in number, amount, and allowance as follows : — 



Classes of Cases 


Bills 


Claim 


Allowance 


Deduction 


Sick State poor: — 

Boston City Hospital . 
Other cases 


4,664 
2,376 


$59,257 29 
36,137 22 


$44,448 52 
29,366 12 


$14,808 77 
6,771 10 


Wife-settlement 


753 


6,760 81 


6.498 62 


262 IQ 


Dangerous diseases: — 

Boston City Hospital . 
Other cases 


1,054 
558 


35,269 76 
21,798 59 


32,165 43 
17,563 37 


3,10< 33 
4,23 J 22 


Temporary aid ... 


2.894 


43,175 73 


40,064 62 


3, 111 11 


Burial 


714 


8,125 79 


7,215 77 


910 02 


Totals .... 


13,013 


$210,525 19 


$177,322 45 


$'33,202 74 



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Penikese Hospital. 



Frank H. Parker, M.D., Superintendent. 

This Hospital, for lepers only, is under the direct control 
of the State Board of Charity. The nature of the institution 
and the peculiar relation which its inmates sustain to the 
community at large — prisoners in effect, but not criminals — 
call for the exercise of more than ordinary wisdom in its 
management. Its isolation is also to be noted, and the prac- 
tical impossibility at certain seasons of the year of making 
connections with the main land. It is a pleasure, then, to re- 
port that, in the face of all obstacles and difficulties, with 
improvements recently made and others in progress, its condi- 
tion is now reasonably satisfactory under the present excellent 
management. 



Part 1.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 97 

Inadequate meaus fur the proper shelter of the stock and 
the housing of property that would be damaged from exposure 
to the weather have been somewhat remedied by an addition 
to the sheep-shed, containing quarters for sheep, a compartment 
for sick animals, and a loft for the storage of hay. One of 
the old cellars, a relic of the Agassiz School of Biology, has 
been pointed and squared up, and a one-story building erected 
thereon, to contain accommodations for extra workmen, storage 
rooms for supplies and wood, and a carpenter's shop. The 
cow barn has been disinfected and remodeled, with concrete 
feeding troughs, dropping floor, etc. ; and it is hoped that this 
change will result in eradicating the greater part of the disease 
that has prevailed from time to time among the stock since the 
occupancy of the island. 

For the better cultivation of the land, and to prevent the 
depredations of the stock among the crops, three fields have 
been laid off and fenced. The stock comprises three cows, 
three head of young stock, two heifers, one bull, one horse, 
eighty-five sheep, three hogs, and twelve pigs. Two cows have 
been killed during the year; one seriously affected with island 
fever and the other suffering from tuberculosis. 

Poultry forms a most important part of the food supply. 
There are at present between 300 and 400 fowl, but for their 
proper handling better quarters than are now afforded must be 
supplied. Notwithstanding the long drought of last summer, 
seriously interfering with the crops, the improved water supply, 
which in former years has been a source of great anxiety, has 
with care and economy proved sufficient for all needs. 

The auxiliary catboat, '' The Lincoln.'' for which an ap- 
propriation of $2,000 was authorized by the last Legislature, 
has rendered good service. A railway is being planned, which 
will serve not only to give the boat better care, but will ]iermit 
its use throughout the year when proper sea conditions ])revail. 
The new wharf, built under an appropriation of $5,000, made 
by the last Legislature, the construction of which was under 
the supervision of the Harbor and Land Commissioners, has 
been completed, and will not only prove a great convenience, 
but will result in much savins: of labor. 



98 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The Patients. 

There are now eight patients at the hospital. Bertha Osis, 
a former patient, who was found to have been suffering from 
the disease when she came to this country, in 1905, was de- 
ported to her home in Russia, under the United States law, 
May 10, 1908, by the steamship company that brought her. 

The general health of the remaining patients is fairly good, 
and while they show, in varying degrees, manifestations of 
the disease, they are in reasonably good physical condition. 

Frank Pena — the first leper called to the attention of the 
Board — and Joseph Needham are the most sorely afflicted 
at this time. The former has a tuberculous condition of the 
conjimctiva and iris of the right eye, and JSTeedham is suffer- 
ing from keratitis of his eyes, which has necessitated his con- 
finement in a subdued light for some weeks. 

In September, through the courtesy of Dr. J. A. Tenney, 
specialist, of Boston, the eyes of such patients as needed at- 
tention were carefully looked after. The prospect of permanent 
relief, however, when the disease has spread to the eyes, is 
not encouraging. 

Early in the spring the two women patients were removed 
to the cottage especially built for them; and plans have been 
made, and material is now on the island, for the erection of 
an addition for the accommodation of an attendant, and work 
upon it will be begun as soon as the weather permits. 

The Superintendent has under consideration a plan of sup- 
plying the patients' food to them at regular hours, instead of 
allowing them to prepare their own food, — a process which 
has proved not only needlessly expensive, but unsatisfactory 
from the point of view of their physical condition. 

The Board recommends that the Harbor and Land Commis- 
sioners be requested to make a survey and furnish estimates 
of the cost of dredging a channel from the end of the recently 
constructed wharf, sufficiently wide and deep to allow vessels 
drawing twelve feet to enter and depart at all times. 

If Penikese could be made a post-office station, with the mail 
coming direct to the island from I^ew Bedford, it would greatly 
facilitate the work of the hospital, and remove one of the most 
serious difficulties the management has to contend with. 



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Part 1.1 GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



99 



Settle MEXT Work. 
The following table is a summary of the work done, during 
the year, in the investigation of settlements of inmates of the 
State institutions : — 





Cases 
entered 
for Inves- 
tigation 


Settle- 
ments 


No 

Settle- 
ments 


With- 
drawn 


Total 

Cases 

returned 


Worcester Insane Hospital ^ . 


9 


11 




1 


12 


Tavmton Insane Hospital ' . 


= 


2 




- 


2 


Westborough Insane Hosp it aP 


11 


7 


_ 


- 


7 


Danvers Insane Hospital i . . . 


8 


6 


- 


- 


6 


Foxborough State Hospital . 


201 


159 


19 


1 


179 


Massachusetts Hospital for Epileptics 


112 


72 


9 


1 


82 


School for the Feeble-minded 


87 


53 


12 


3 


68 


Massachusetts Hospital School 


35 


5 


3 


- 


8 


State Hospital ..... 


1,469 


SOS 


230 


121 


1.159 


State Farm 


82 


32 


30 


4 


66 


Total 


2.019 


1,155 


303 


131 


1..589 


Cases pending November 30, 1907 
Cases pending November 30, 1908 






. 




1.111 
1.541 



1 Cases in the insane hospitals entered for investigation are for women committed as 
habitual drunkards, inebriates, and dipsomaniacs. 

The following is a summary of the work done, during the 
year, in the investigation of settlements of the poor of cities 
and towns : — 



Sick State poor 
Wife-settlement 
Temporary aid . 
Burial 

Totals 



Cases 
investigated 



Settlements 
found 



9,12; 



748 



settled 



6,490 


416 


639 


371 


14 


14 


1,839 


313 


1,238 


427 


5 


5 



1,896 



100 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Removals. 
The Board is charged with the duty of removing all sane 
paupers not belonging in Massachusetts to the State or place 
where they belong. The followino^ table shows the removals 



made during the year : — 















Removed from — 




REMOVED TO- 


State 
Hospital 










State Farm 


Local Office 


Totals 


Other countries: — 










Austria ...... 


8 


_ 


8 


16 


Belgium 










6 


- 




6 


British Provinces 










70 


1 


43 


114 


Denmark 














4 


4 


Egypt . 










_ 


_ 


1 


1 


Finland 










1 


_ 


1 




France . 












_ 


3 


3 


Germany 










6 


_ 


3 


9 


Great Britain 










39 


_ 


29 


68 


Greece . 










1 


_ 




1 


Italy 










35 


— 


44 


79 


Netherlands . 












_ 


4 


4 


Norway 










- 




1 


1 


Russia . 










7 


_ 


22 


29 


Sweden . 










2 


_ 


6 


8 


Syria 










5 


_ 


2 




Turkey . 










_ 


_ 


4 


4 


West Indies . 










18 


- 


1 


19 


Totals 


198 


1 


176 


375 


Other States: — 










Alabama ..... 


1 


_ 


„ 


1 


California 












_ 


5 


5 


Colorado 










_ 


_ 


4 


4 


Connecticut 










19 




5 


29 


Georgia . 














1 


1 


Illinois . 










— 


— 


4 


4 


Iowa 










_ 


1 




1 


Kentucky 










_ 


1 


I 


1 


Maine 










36 


8 


28 


72 


Maryland 














3 


3 


Michigan 










- 


1 


2 


3 


Missouri 










— 


— 


1 


1 


Nebraska 










1 


_ 




1 


New Hampshire 










62 


6 


19 


87 


New Jersey 












3 


9 


5 


New York 










69 


12 


97 


178 


North Carolina 










1 




1 


2 


Ohio 










5 


— 


_ 


5 


Pennsylvania . 










10 


3 


7 


20 


Rhode Island 










45 


80 


15 


140 


Vermont 










10 


1 


8 


19 


Virginia 










3 


- 


- 


3 


Washington, D. C. 










- 


- 


4 


4 


Totals 


262 


121 


206 


589 » 


Care of Overseers of the Poor (having legal 


180 


_ 


_ 


180 


settlement). 










Town of residence (having no legal .settle- 


2,525 


3,475 


53 


6.053 


ment). 













PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



101 



Summary of Removals 



1907 



1908 



To other countries ..... 


Ill 


375 


To other States 


437 


589 


To town of residence ..... 


5,121 


6,053 


To town of settlement .... 


69 


180 


Total 


5,738 


7,197 



Childrezs^ in the Care axd Custody of the Board. 

At the close of the last official year, November 30, 1907, there 
were 3,533 children in the care and custodv of the Board, 
viz., 298 juvenile offenders, 1,942 neglected children, and 1,293 
dependent children. 

During the year ending NoA^ember 30, 1908, 684 children 
were received, viz., 76 juvenile offenders, 355 neglected chil- 
dren, and 253 dependent children; and 439 were discharged, 
viz., 62 juvenile offenders, 231 neglected children, and 145 
dependent children; leaving, November 30, 1908, 3,779 chil- 
dren, viz., 312 juvenile offenders, 2,066 neglected children, and 
1,401 dependent children. Of the 3,779 children, 1,210 were 
in families without board, 2,316 in families with board, and 
253 in the State Hospital and other institutions, not penal, for 
special care and treatment.^ 

The children classified as dependents are those who are 
received upon application of parents, guardians, or friends, or 
who are committed as children having no knOT\Ti settlement in 
the Commonwealth bv the Overseers of the Poor of the towns 



* In addition to these 3.779 children, the Board had under super^-ision and visitation 
November 30. 1908, 417 inmates of the Lyman School for Boys. 247 inmates of the State 
Industrial School for Girls. 457 boys and 297 girls in the custody of the Trustees of the 
Lyman and Industrial Schools, outside of the Schools, 136 children in the State Hospital, 
who were either young infants with their mothers or else under liospital treatment, 91 in- 
mates of the Massachusetts State Sanatorium, 87 inmates of the Massachusetts Hospital 
School, 662 inmates of the County Truant Schools, and about 1,100 children supported at the 
expense of cities and towns; making, as nearly as can be ascertained, a total of 7,273 chil- 
dren in the care and custody and under the supervision of the Board. 



102 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

and cities in which they are found. iSJ'eglected children are 
those committed by the courts because of lack of care on the 
part of their parents or gaiardians. Juvenile offenders are 
those who are committed by the courts because of their offences. 
These children are all treated in the same way after they are 
received, with the exception that in some cases it is necessary 
to place them in what are kno^^^l as the temporary homes main- 
tained by the Board, for the purpose of giving them physical 
care and such training as is needed to make them acceptable 
for placing out in approved private homes. 

Boarding • places for infants are selected after careful in- 
vestigation by the medical officers of the Board. Compensation 
is made for such children at the rate of $2.75 per week, and 
material for clothing is supplied by the Board. When the in- 
fant reaches the age of two years, compensation is fixed at $2 
per week and clothing material. Upon attaining the age of 
three years children are boarded at the rate of $1.50 per week, 
with a clothing allowance of fifty cents per week. This rate 
of compensation continues, as a rule, until the child has reached 
the age of twelve, when homes are secured without payment 
of board. There are, however, instances when children of 
twelve years are unable to return services in lieu of board, 
because of physical or mental defects, and in these cases the 
State continues to pay board. All the children are kept at 
school until the age of fourteen years, and then places are 
found for them where they may receive wages, differing in 
amount according to the ability of the children to make them- 
selves useful. 

Infants are visited by the medical visitors with great fre- 
quency, and close attention is paid to their care, clothing, and 
diet. After attaining the age of three years the children are 
visited at least once every three months by the visitors of older 
children, who note carefully the condition of the child and of 
the home, and where necessary arrange for relocation. During 
this period such medical attendance as is required is provided 
at the expense of the State Board, and children suffering from 
defective hearing and eyesight, or from throat troubles are 
given hospital treatment. The children placed on wages have 
careful oversight on the part of the visitors, and whatever 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 103 

money they earn above tlieir requirement for clothing is de- 
posited with the Clerk of the Board, who opens a savings bank 
account for each child ; the entire amount on deposit being paid 
over to the child on his discharge from the custody of the 
Board. Boys are placed largely in country homes, where it 
is expected they will receive the necessary training to equip 
them for the ordinary affairs of life, but because of the ne- 
cessity of finding places at domestic service for the girls, the 
latter are generally placed in and around the more thickly 
settled communities. 

The discharge of children from the custody of the Board, 
unless an earlier application on the part of relatives or friends 
is favorably acted on, usually occurs in the case of boys at 
the age of 18, if they have given evidence of ability to care 
for themselves. Girls, however, are generally retained until 
they reach their majority. Homes are found for such chil- 
dren as have no parents, or whose parents have given them 
up for adoption, where after a sufficient trial they are legally 
adopted, and thus pass from the custody of the Board. 

Infants. 

The whole number of infants, or children under three years 
of age, in the charge of the Board, at the beginning of the 
fiscal year, December 1, 1907, was 469 ; the number received 
during the year was 356 ; making the total number supported 
during the year, 825. There remained at the close of the 
year, November 30, 1908, 508. 

Of the 825 infants supported, 46 were legally adopted; 
156 were transferred to the subdivision for older children, 
having reached the age of three years; 41 were discharged to 
parents or guardians ; 1 was discharged to place of settlement, 
and 73 died. Of the remaining 508 infants, 19 were on trial 
for adoption without expense to the State. 

Of the 356 infants received, 107 were committed by Over- 
seers of the Poor and 5 by the Trustees of the State Hospital, 
under the provisions of section 20 of chapter 83 of the Re- 
vised Laws for the commitment of unsettled indigent or neg- 
lected children to the custody of the State Board of Charity. 
This number is made up of deserted infants, foundlings, — 



104 STATE T30ARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

21 of whom were received during the year, — and unsettled 
indigent infants. The physical condition of these children 
when received varies slightly from year to year. Those left 
at board and deserted are almost invariably enfeebled by in- 
sufficient nourishment and lack of suitable care, and many of 
the women who have taken them to board, and have had them 
left on their hands, excuse themselves for the condition in which 
the infants are found by saying that since they receive no 
pay for their board, they are unable to provide for them 
properly. The foundlings, as a rule, unless suffering from 
some hereditary disease, are in good condition when received. 
Those found upon examination to have tuberculosis or sy])hilis 
are sent at once to the State Hospital, because it is unsafe to 
provide for them in families where there are other children. 

Of the number received, 112 were committed by the courts, 
under section 37 of cha])ter 83 of the Revised Laws, as amended 
by chapter 334 of the Acts of 1903, providing for the com- 
mitment of children under sixteen years of age, growing up 
without education or without salutary control, by reason of 
orphanage or by the direct crime of drunkenness or other vice 
of their parents, or in circumstances exposing them to lead 
idle and dissolute lives, or dependent upon public charity. 
While many of the children committed under this law are 
filthy and neglected when received, some are fairly well nour- 
ished and quickly respond to kind treatment and suitable care, 
but others have been so enfeebled by long neglect that months 
of medical care, special diet, and nursing in. selected homes 
are necessary to restore them to health. 

The 3 infants taken from unsuitable boarding places were 
removed under section 26 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, 
which provides for the removal, by an officer of the Board, of 
children under the age of seven years not under the personal 
care of parents or gi?ardians, and not receiving proper care. 
While none were taken under this section the previous year, 
the fact that 3 were removed during the last fiscal year shows 
that constant and rigid inspection of homes where infants are 
boarded is necessary to prevent the revival of the pernicious 
practice of baby farming. 

There were 8 infants taken from their mothers under sec- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 105 

tion 13 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, providing for the 
surrender of illegitimate children under two years of age by 
their mothers for the purpose of adoption. The more rigid 
enforcement of the policy of the Board against separating 
mother and child may account, in great part, for the small 
number of this class of children, as compared with the previous 
year. Infants received under this law are generally but a few 
weeks old, and are legally eligible for adoption without delay, 
so that if there is no physical disability they are offered to 
desirable applicants after the prospective homes have been 
approved. 

There were 121 infants received under the provisions of 
section 36 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, authorizing the 
Board to provide for the maintenance of dependent children 
under the age of sixteen years, on the ai)plication of parents, 
guardians, friends, or Overseers of the Poor. 

The whole number of applications received during the year 
for infants to take on trial for adoption was 91 ; of these, 5 
were withdra\\Ti, 68 were investigated, and 18 had investiga- 
tion pending at the end of the year. Of the number investi- 
gated, 63 were approved and 5 not approved. In 56 cases 
the applicants were supplied with children. The number 
of applications received during the year for infants to board 
was 463; of these, 121 homes were visited and approved, and 
36 were visited and not approved. These homes are visited 
as promptly as practicable, and, if approved, the names of 
the applicants are placed on a waiting list. The number of 
approved homes is always in excess of the needs, and preference 
is given to the most desirable. 

The medical visitors made 4,289 visits to infants, and 528 
visits of investigation and inspection of homes of applicants 
for licenses to maintain boarding houses for infants. 

The death rate for the year was 8. 84 per cent., 2 per cent, 
less than last year and 4 per cent, less than in 1906, the lowest 
since 1904, and the lowest but one since 1880, when the present 
system of caring for these infants was adopted. 

The Nursery, at Roxbury, is a temporary boarding house 
for infants, where most of the infants are sent when first re- 
ceived, and the matron is licensed to keep 8 infants. All the 



106 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

infants received are brought to the State House, where they are 
thoroughly examined by one of the medical visitors before 
being sent to the Xursery or other boarding place. The Xurs- 
ery is connected by telephone with the State House, and also 
with the home of one of the medical visitors, so that in case 
of sudden illness or other emergency medical attendance and 
advice can be secured without delay. Of the 356 infants re- 
ceiv^ed, 328 were admitted to the jSTursery, and only 2 died there. 

The ^Yor'k of the Investigating Visitors. 

Xear the beginning of the last official year the Board estab- 
lished the policy of making special investigations in the case 
of all applications for the care of children made under sec- 
tion 36 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, which provides 
that " The state board of charity may, in its discretion, upon 
the wi'itten application of the parent or guardian, or, if there 
is no parent or guardian, of a friend, of a child under the age 
of sixteen years who is dependent upon public charity, or 
upon written application of the overseers of the poor of the 
city or town in which such child is found, provide for his 
maintenance." 

At first, this work had to do almost entirely with applica- 
tions for maintenance of infants, or children under three years 
of age, but it very soon seemed advisable to consider the cases 
of all children coming within the scope of the law. During 
the year, applications for the care of 919 such children were 
investigated. Of these, 217 were accepted as suitable subjects 
for State care, 607 were otherwise provided for, and 95 cases 
were pending at the end of the year. 

A careful study of the conditions and circumstances sur- 
rounding each child is always made, the preservation of family 
unity and responsibility being kept in mind, but in every case 
with due regard to the best interests of the child. In about 
two-thirds of the applications the investigation develops re- 
sponsibility of relatives or the community, or engages the in- 
terests of private benevolence, thus putting the burden where 
it more properly belongs. In the cities, where charity is more 
highly organized, it is usually a comparatively simple matter 
to find some society that will meet the needs of a given case, 



Pai-tL] GENER^AX AVORK OF THE BOARD. 107 

but in the small towus and outlying districts it frequently 
requires much ingenuity and patience to develop resources. 
In considering the future of every child the investigator en- 
deavors to reach the origin of the distress that caused the ap- 
plication, and, frequently in cooperation with other agencies, 
to minimize the chance of its recurrence, and to reconstruct 
the family as a whole. One of the gTeatest problems is that 
of the illegitimate children, whose mothers are unwilling, and, 
because of incompetence or ill health, unable to support them. 
In these cases it is the aim of the visitor to strengthen the 
weakened tie between the mother and child, and to encourage 
the mother to pay for the child's support in part if not entirely. 

Of 96 applications for the care of illegitimate children, 28 
cases only have been accepted by the Board, while 68 have been 
provided for elsewhere. 

Besides the children for whom we have been able to arrange 
care by friends, relatives, and churches, others have been cared 
for by the Overseers of the Poor of 22 different towns and by 
45 agencies. Pa^Tnents are also being made by mothers and 
fathers in amounts varying from 50 cents a week to the full 
cost of board. Agreements with such parents are not made in 
an arbitrary way, but are always based on a knowledge of 
income, and are adapted to each particular case. Their pur- 
pose is chiefly to correct and foster parental responsibility, 
but has the incidental result of saving some taxes to the 
community. 

Supervision of Prohation. 

Section 14 of chapter 413 of the Acts of 1906 provides that 
" The State Board of Charity shall have authority to supervise 
the probation work for waward and delinquent children, and 
to make such inquiries as it considers necessary in regard to 
the same, and in its annual report may make such recommen- 
dations as it considers advisable for the improvement of methods 
of dealing with such children.'' 

This supervision is effected through the visitors of the 
Board, largely by their observation of such probation work as 
is incidental to their attendance at juvenile cases in the various 
courts. The main conclusion resulting from the supervision 
thus far is that probation work for children is very indifferently 



lOS STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

performed in parts of the Commonwealth. In some courts in 
the larger centres there is an attempt on the part of the proba- 
tion officers to investigate all cases in anticipation of the 
hearing, and to make reports and give suggestions in accord- 
ance with the results of these investigations. Instances where 
the investigation includes visits to the home and school are very 
few, most of it being limited to inquiries made in the court 
room of the parents, the children, and others interested. In 
the outlying districts, almost without exception, there is little 
or no preliminary inve^stigation. and the probation work means 
simply a perfunctory formality. The work is often placed in 
the hands of the clerk or other officer of the court, who, either 
thi'ough press of business, or through lack of appreciation of 
the importance of the work, does very little more than keep 
the records of the cases. Probation also in many instances 
means only that the child placed under the system is expected 
to report at lixed - intervals to the probation officer, who ques- 
tions him more or less closely, and does not pretend to make 
any outside investigation. 

It seems advisable to call attention to section 7 of the same 
Statute, which provides that *' every case of a wayward child 
or a delinquent child shall be investigated by the jDrobation 
officer, who shall make a report regarding the character of 
such child, his school record, his home, his surroundings and 
the previous complaints against him, if any. He shall be 
present in court at the trial of the case, and furnish the court 
with such information and assistance as shall be required. At 
the end of the probation period of a child that has been placed 
on probation, the officer in whose care it has been shall make 
a report as to its conduct during such period." 



The following tables, regarding the several classes of the 
Board's children, are self-ex^Dlanatory. 



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19 


143 


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107 


15 


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49 


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166 


23 


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2 


62 


9 


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59 


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160 


June . 








81 


40 


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26 


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July . 








116 


48 


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64 


2 


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13 


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18 


148 


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14 


2 


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31 


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231 




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134 


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17 


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8 


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107 


52 


7 
27 


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15 


52 


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1,185 


360 


7 


52 


514 


44 


1 


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277 


1 


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90 


1,385 



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Number of Visits to Wards and Special Reports during the Official Year, 











Visits to Wards 


Special Reports 


MONTHS 












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By Auxiliary 


By 


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Visitors 


Paid Visitors 


Visitors 


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1,329 


17 


110 


3 


1908. 










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1,713 


29 


144 


5 


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18 


111 


2 


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39 


107 


9 


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1,250 


25 


82 


6 


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1,602 


18 


55 


5 


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1,790 


20 


104 


5 


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8 


83 


5 


August 








1,816 


33 


116 


6 


September 








1,567 


19 


25 


IS 


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26 


131 


5 


November 








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16 


87 


6 


Totals 








18,422 


268 


1,155 


75 



112 



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Movement of Children under Three Years of Age in Custody of the Board, 





Dependent Children 


Neglected Children 




Boys Girls 

1 


Totals 


Boys 


Girls 


Totals 


Number November 30, 1907 

Received November 30, 1907, to Novem- 
ber 30, 1908. 

Number supported November 30, 1907, 
to November 30, 1908. 

Discharged November 30, 1907, to 
November 30, 1908. 

Number November 30. 1908 


197 
131 


166 
113 


363 
244 


54 
63 


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49 


106 
112 


328 
130 


279 
93 


607 
223 


117 
47 


101 
47 


218 
94 


198 


186 


384 


70 


54 


124 



Movement of Children over Three Years of Age in Custody of the Board- 





Juvenile Offenders, 

Delinquent and j 

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Neglected Children 


Depe.ndent 
Children 




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Girls 


Totals 


Boys 


Girls 


Totals 


Boys 


Girls 


Totals 


Number November 30, 1907 . 

Received November 30, 1907, 
to November 30, 1908. 

Discharged November 30, 1907, 
to November 30, 1908. 

Number November 30, 1908 . 


257 

56 
269 


41 
9 
7 

43 


298 
76 
63 

312 


1,073 
202 
129 

1,146 


869 
153 
102 
920 


1,942 
355 
231 

2,066 


866 

167 

90 

943 


427 

86 
55 

458 


1,293 
253 
145 

1,401 



Children over Three Years of Age at Board from December 1, 1907, to No- 
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At board December 1, 1907 ..... 
Placed at board December 1, 1907, to November 30, 1908 

Total 



2,116 
600 



2,716 



Placed in families without board 

Placed with friends, without board 

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Adopted 

Died . 

Runaway 

Institutions, not penal 

Penal institutions . 

Total 

At board November 30, 1908 



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39 
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2,316 



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116 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Licensed Boarding Houses for Infants. 

During the last official year, 442 licenses to maintain board- 
ing houses for infants were granted by the Board under the 
provisions of section 2, chapter 83, Revised Laws, in 59 cities 
and towns, in addition to the 341 licenses in force at the ex- 
piration of the previous year; 311 licenses expired, — 309 by 
the one-year limitation, 1 by the four-months limitation, and 1 
by the five-months limitation; 87 were revoked, — 84 on ac- 
count of change of residence, 1 by death, and 2 for neglect of 
infants; and 385 licenses, permitting the boarding of 789 
infants in 59 cities and toTv^is, remained in force November 
30, 1908. These represent the licensed homes not only of 
infants supported by the Commonwealth, but also of those 
placed out by the Massachusetts Infant Asylum, by parents 
of infants, the St. Mary's Infant Asylum, the Lowell Day 
Nursery Association, the Gwynne Temporary Home, the Boston 
Trustees for Children, the Children's Mission to the Children 
of the Destitute, the Boston Children's Aid Society, the Massa- 
chusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the 
^ew England Home for Little Wanderers, the Worcester Chil- 
dren's Eriend Society, the Federation of Jewish Charities, the 
Boston ISTorth End Mission, the Volunteers of America, the 
Home of Compassion, the Lawrence City Mission, the Boston 
Female Asylum, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. 

The following table shows the number of licenses issued, the 
number of cities and towns where licensees reside, the number 
of licenses expired and revoked, the whole number in force, 
etc., for the year ending Iv'ovember 30, 1908, and sixteen pre- 
ceding years : — 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



117 



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September 30 


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1893 

1894 

1895 

1896 

1897 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901 

1902 

1903 

1904 

1905 

1906 (ending November 30) . 

1907 

1908 " 


127 
199 
173 
182 
154 
189 
209 
222 
228 
258 
271 
253 
276 
285 
400 
373 
442 


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39 
42 
50 
39 
43 
43 
43 
41 
44 
48 
47 
48 
47 
51 
56 
59 


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120 
134 
135 
123 
150 
155 
157 
174 
191 
221 
197 
236 
295 
271 
311 


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32 
52 
32 
42 
48 
60 
59 
52 
58 
62 
43 
43 
66 
62 
87 


122 
139 
159 
155 
142 
166 
177 
184 
196 
228 
250 
220 
256 
262 
301 
341 
385 


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49 
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57 
38 
25 
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10 
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1,800 
2,997 
2,701 
2,972 
3,343 
3,075 
3,269 
3,117 
3,525 
3,176 
3,111 
3,751 
3,737 
4,926 
4,712 
5,370 


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768 
1,156 
1,125 
1,235 
1,376 
1,355 
1.347 
1,337 
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1,384 
1,319 
1,543 
1,704 
1,942 
1,925 
2.215 


272 
374 
382 
429 
483 
549 
630 
513 
528 
601 
557 
572 
685 
674 
718 
817 
896 



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during the year. 



118 



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119 



TuiTiox OF Children under the Care and Control of 

THE Board. 

Section 4 of chapter 44 of the Revised Laws provides that, 
*' For the tuition in the public schools in any city or town of a 
child between the ages of five and fifteen years who shall be 
placed elsewhere than in his o^tl home by the state board of 
charity ... or kept under the control of . . . said board in 
said city or town, the commonwealth shall pay to said city or 
town . . . fifty cents for each week of five days, or major part 
thereof, of attendance of every such child in the public schools. 
For the transportation to and from a public school of any child 
whose tuition is payable by the commonwealth . . . the com- 
monwealth . . . shall pay to the city or town furnishing such 
transportation, for each week of five days or major part thereof, 
an amount equal to the average amount for each child paid by 
said city or town per week for the transportation of children to 
and from school over the route by which such child is conveyed." 

Under the operation of this law, bills received from 228 
cities and towns, for the tuition and transportation of 2,465 
children, amounting to $33,418.80, — viz., schooling, $30,- 
671.50; transportation, $2,747.30, — were audited by the 
Board, and paid by the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, dur- 
ing the last official year, as follows : — 



Towns 



I Number of 
I Children 



^T^'/ j Cost of 
S?aoalmg SchooUng 



Cost of 

Transp*-r- 

tation 



Total Cost 



Abington 


16 


273 


$136 50 


$108 50 


$245 00 


Acton 








1 


25 


12 50 


12 50 


25 00 


Acushnet 








6 


180 


90 00 




90 00 


Agawam 








2 


90 


11 00 


— 


11 00 


Amesbury 








4 


56 


28 00 


~ 


28 00 


Amherst 








31 


9ao 


465 00 


36 00 


501 00 


Andover 








5 


SO 


40 00 




40 00 


Arlington 








13 


371 


185 50 




185 50 


Ashby 








4 


101 


50 50 


41 65 


92 15 


Ashfield 








7 


87 


43 50 




43 50 


Ashland 








10 


196 


98 00 


90 00 


ISS 00 


Attleborougl 








2 


54 


27 00 


13 50 


40 50 


Ayer . 








1 


38 


19 00 




19 00 


Barnstable 








11 


202 


101 00 


_ 


101 00 


Barre . 








4 


85 


42 50 


_ 


42 50 


Becket 








11 


197 


98 50 


_ 


98 50 


Belchertown 








38 


967 


483 50 


_ 


483 50 


Bellingham 








4 


102 


51 00 


25 50 


76 50 


Belmont 








4 


150 


75 00 




75 00 


Berkley 








13 


328 


164 00 


_ 


164 00 


Beverly 








1 


15 


7 50 


_ 


7 50 


Billerica 






_ 


9 


154 


77 GO 


- 


77 00 



120 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Towns 



Number of 
Children 



Number of 

Weeks' 
Schooling 



Cost of 
Schooling 



Cost of 
I Transpor- 
I tation 



Total Cost 



Blandford 

Bolton 

Bourne 

Boxford 

Braintree 

Bridgewater. 

Brim tie Id 

Brookfield 

Buckland 

Cambridge 

Canton 

Car\-er 

Charlemont 

Charlton 

Chelmsford 

Chelsea 

Cheshire 

Chester 

Chesterfield 

Chieopee 

Colrain 

Concord 

Conway 

Cummington 

Dalton 

Danvers 

Dartmouth 

Dedham 

Deertield 

Dighton 

Douglas 

Dracut 

Dudley 

Duxbury 

East Bridgewater 

Easthampton 

East Longmeadow 

Easton 

Egremont 

Enfield 

Everett 

Fairhaven 

Fitchburg 

Foxborough 

Framingham 

Franklin 

Gardner 

Georgetown 

Gill 

Gloucester 

Goshen 

Granby 

Granville 

Greenfield 

Grot on 

Groveland 

Hadley 

Hamilton 

Hampden 

Hanover 

Hardwick 

Harvard 

Harwich 

Hatfield 

Haverhill 

Haw ley 

Heath 

Hinsdale 

Holbrook 

Holden 

Holliston 

Holyoke 

Hookinton 

Hubbardston 

Hudson 

Himtington 

Hyde Park 



10 


160 


§80 00 


_ 


1 


8 


4 00 


S3 20 


2 


36 


18 00 


- 


17 


283 


141 50 




9 


274 


137 00 


35 50 


4 


108 


54 00 


18 50 


o 


32 


16 00 


12 50 


15 


436 


218 00 




20 


581 


290 50 


— 


53 


1,589 


794 50 


- 


14 


390 


195 00 


— 


3 


70 


35 00 


- 


24 


551 


275 50 


— 


10 


106 


53 00 


- 


17 


367 


183 50 


— 


•) 


64 


32 00 


- 


3 


65 


32 50 


— 


39 


892 


446 00 


12 00 


5 


90 


45 00 


— 


9 


245 


122 50 


- 


•> 


48 


24 00 


_ 


16 


394 


197 00 




15 


253 


126 50 




36 


1,049 


524 50 


43 00 


20 


353 


176 50 


_ 


2 


80 


40 00 




3 


76 


38 00 


- 


22 


573 


286 50 


— 


2 


42 


21 00 


9 00 


4 


109 


54 50 


— 


1 


11 


5 50 


- 


8 


163 


81 50 


— 


5 


282 


141 00 


- 


7 


159 


79 50 


— 


16 


397 


198 50 


3 60 


5 


154 


77 00 


59 16 


36 


800 


400 00 




31 


851 


425 50 


— 


1 


5 


2 50 


- 


36 


910 


455 00 


- 


15 


489 


244 50 




3 


70 


35 00 


- 


13 


350 


175 00 


— 


1 


34 


17 00 


— 


15 


378 


189 00 


7 00 


13 


396 


198 00 


142 80 


5 


122 


61 00 


— 


12 


308 


154 00 


Ill 08 


16 


268 


134 00 




2 


80 


40 00 


- 


3 


33 


16 50 


— 


8 


231 


115 50 


43 00 


1 


12 


6 00 




6 


201 


100 50 


32 00 


•7 


28 


14 00 




6 


81 


40 50 


— 


3 


94 


47 00 


- 


1 


72 


36 00 


— 


17 


321 


160 50 




4 


145 


72 50 





3 


28 


14 00 




2 


82 


41 00 


54 12 


20 


475 


237 50 


28 00 


1 


11 


5 50 




51 


1,286 


643 00 




37 


883 


441 50 


— 


1 


32 


16 00 




23 


433 


216 50 


121 25 


2 


76 


38 00 


_ 


2 


36 


18 00 


18 00 


16 


319 


159 50 


— 


2 


68 


34 00 




22 


477 


238 50 


7 20 


9 


230 


115 00 




3 


110 


55 00 


17 36 


20 


562 


281 00 


46 87 


1 


26 


13 00 


- 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



121 



Towns 



Number of 
Children 



Number of 

Weeks' 
Schooling 



Cost of 
Schooling 



Cost of 
Transpor- 
tation 



Total Cost 



Kingston 




6 


163 


?81 50 


_ 


S81 50 


Lakeville 




2 


70 


35 00 


- 


35 00 


Lawrence 




7 


163 


81 50 


— 


81 50 


Lee . 




10 


216 


108 00 


?58 50 


166 50 


Lenox 




1 


14 


7 00 


— 


7 00 


Leveret t 




19 


545 


272 50 


56 23 


328 73 


Lexington 




5 


130 


65 00 


— 


65 00 


Leyden 




6 


138 


69 00 




69 00 


Lincoln 




2 


65 


32 50 


57 20 


89 70 


Littleton 




2 


38 


19 00 




19 00 


Lowell 




5 


79 


39 50 




39 50 


Ludlow 




55 


1.366 


683 00 


128 50 


811 50 


Lunenburg . 




1 


4 


2 00 




2 00 


Lynn . 




15 


278 


139 00 




139 00 


Maiden 




15 


374 


187 00 


- 


187 00 


Mansfield 




5 


96 


48 00 


— 


48 00 


Marblehead . 




1 


28 


14 00 


- 


14 00 


Marlborougii 




3 


77 


38 50 


9 50 


48 00 


Med field 




3 


115 


57 50 




57 50 


Medford 




18 


402 


201 00 


- 


201 00 


Medway 




3 


56 


28 00 


19 00 


47 00 


Melrose 




23 


639 


319 50 




319 50 


Merrimac 




12 


158 


79 00 


129 56 


208 56 


Methuen 




12 


226 


113 00 




113 00 


Middleborough 




24 


997 


498 50 


- 


498 50 


Middlefield . 




38 


832 


416 00 


83 00 


499 00 


Middleton 




11 


269 


134 50 


68 00 


202 50 


Milford 




11 


381 


190 50 




190 50 


MiUis . 




3 


63 


31 50 


31 50 


63 00 


Milton 




1 


11 


5 50 




5 50 


Monson 




42 


1.010 


505 00 


- 


505 00 


Montague 




6 


163 


81 50 


45 54 


127 04 


Montgomery 




2 


42^ 


21 00 


15 00 


36 00 


Natick 




17 


478 


239 00 


50 40 


289 40 


Needham 




10 


183 


91 50 




91 50 


New Ashford 




4 


120 


60 00 


_ 


60 00 


New Bedford 




15 


446 


223 00 


_ 


223 00 


Newbury 




27 


758 


379 00 


- 


379 00 


Newburyport 




8 


264 


132 00 


— 


132 00 


New Salem . 




1 


12 


6 00 


8 50 


14 50 


Newton 




3 


96 


48 00- 


— 


48 00 


Northarnpton 




25 


580 


290 00 


- 


290 00 


North bridge 




3 


114 


57 00 


_ 


57 00 


North Brookfield 




10 


223 


111 50 


192 00 


303 50 


Northfield 




4 


140 


70 00 




70 00 


Norton 




13 


374 


187 00 


— 


187 00 


Norwell 




16 


311 


155 50 


71 00 


226 50 


Oakham 




11 


194 


97 00 


— 


97 00 


Orange 




5 


105 


52 50 


_ 


52 50 


Oxford 




8 


155 


77 50 


_ 


77 50 


Palmer 




12 


299 


149 50 


5 60 


155 10 


Peabodv 




6 


96 


48 00 




48 00 


Pelham 




31 


825 


412 50 


- 


412 50 


Pembroke 




12 


297 


148 50 


_ 


148 50 


Peru . 




6 


128 


64 00 


_ 


64 00 


Petersham . 




5 


60 


30 00 


28 00 


58 00 


Phillipston . 




4 


95 


47 50 




47 50 


Pittsfield . 




2 


97 


48 50 




48 50 


Plainfield 




16 


341 


170 50 


_ 


170 50 


Plyniovith 




5 


288 


144 00 


_ 


144 00 


Plympton 




3 


47 


23 50 


_ 


23 50 


Prescott 




2 


31 


15 50 


_ 


15 50 


Quincy 




7 


227 


113 50 


_ 


113 50 


Randolph . 




10 


312 


156 00 


- 


156 00 


Raynham 




! 19 


541 


270 50 


132 60 


403 10 


Reading 




17 


422 


211 00 




211 00 


Rehoboth 




4 


110 


55 00 


_ 


55 00 


Revere 




5 


128 


64 00 


_ 


64 00 


Richmond 




3 


72 


36 00 


_ 


36 00 


Rockland 




6 


144 


72 00 


_ 


72 00 


Rowe . 




27 


747 


373 50 


_ 


373 50 


Rowley 




1 


91 


45 50 


_ 


45 50 


Russell 




2 


71 


35 50 


_ 


35 50 


Rutland 




6 


175 


87 50 


97 25 


184 75 


Salisbury 




6 


98 


49 00 




49 00 


Saugus 




27 


737 


368 50 


_ 


368 50 


Savoy 


• 


12 


6 00 


- 


6 00 



122 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. i: 



Towns 




N\i ruber of 
Children 


Number of 

Weeks' 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Sharon 


8 


202 


$101 00 




$101 00 


Shelburne 






2 


51 


25 50 


_ 


25 50 


Sherborn 






2 


47 


23 50 


S27 75 


51 25 


Shutesbury 






4 


67 


33 50 




33 50 


Somerv-ille 






11 


381 


190 50 


_ 


190 50 


Southborough 




8 


170 


85 00 


26 50 


111 50 


South Hadiey 




11 


377 


188 50 


28 25 


216 75 


Southwick . 




15 


251 


125 50 




125 50 


Spencer 






4 


81 


40 50 


33 06 


73 56 


Springfield 






18 


503 


251 50 




251 50 


Stoneham 






17 


242 


121 00 


_ 


121 00 


Stoughton 






9 


136 


68 00 


- 


68 00 


Sturbridge 






3 


114 


57 00 


_ 


57 00 


Sudbury 






9 


213 


106 50 


16 80 


123 30 


Sunderland 






3 


89 


44 50 


29 70 


74 20 


Sutton 






4 


116 


58 00 




58 00 


Swampscott 






5 


11 


5 50 


- 


5 50 


Taunton 






37 


1,008 


504 00 


— 


504 00 


Templet on 






6 


181 


90 50 


- 


90 50 


Tewksbury 






4 


21 


10 50 


8 40 


18 90 


Townsend 






1 


34 


17 00 




17 00 


Truro . 






3 


75 


37 50 


_ 


37 50 


Upton 






25 


699 


349 50 


39 00 


388 50 


Wakefield 






82 


2,272 


1,136 00 


_ 


1,136 00 


Wales 






11 


234 


117 00 


_ 


117 00 


Waltham 






18 


512 


256 00 


_ 


256 00 


Walpole 






3 


119 


59 50 


7 00 


66 50 


Ware . 






15 


381 


190 50 




190 50 


Wareham 






4 


64 


32 00 


_ 


32 00 


Warren 






5 


86 


43 00 


- 


43 00 


W'ashington 




6 


147 


73 50 


— 


73 50 


W^atertown . 




4 


102 


51 00 


- 


51 00 


W^est borough 




5 


87 


43 50 


19 90 


63 40 


West Bridgewater 




9 


217 


108 50 




108 50 


Westford 




1 


36 


18 00 


_ 


18 00 


Westhampton 




1 


5 


2 50 


- 


2 50 


West Newbury 




18 


405 


202 50 


- 


202 50 


W^eston 




1 


26 


13 00 


— 


13 00 


Westport 




3 


69 


34 50 


48 36 


82 86 


W^evmouth . 




8 


208 


104 00 


— 


104 00 


Whately 




13 


296 


148 00 


_ 


148 00 


Whitman 




4 


120 


60 00 


- 


60 00 


W^illiamsburg 




55 


1,346 


673 00 


17 91 


690 91 


Williamstown 




9 


226 


113 00 


— 


113 00 


Winchendon 




2 


14 


7 00 


- 


7 00 


Winchester . 




15 


423 


211 50 


5 00 


216 50 


Windsor 




8 


72 


36 00 




36 00 


Wobum 




45 


1,241 


620 50 


- 


620 50 


Worcester . 




4 


133 


66 50 


— 


66 50 


Worthington 




22 


549 


274 50 


— 


274 50 


W rent ham . 




4 


66 


33 00 


- 


33 00 


Yarmouth . 




2 


50 


25 00 


- 


25 00 


228 Towns . 


2,465 


61,343 


$30,671 50 


$2,747 30 


$33,418 80 



Parole from the State Farm. 
The parole system at the State Farm is under the direct con- 
trol of the State Board of Charity. The law on the subject is 
as follows : — 

Revised Laws, Chapter 85. 

Sectigiq' 37. In imposing a sentence of imprisonment at the 
state farm, the court or trial justice shall not fix or limit the dura- 
tion thereof. Wlioever is sentenced to the state farm for drunken- 
ness may be there held in custody for not more than one year, and 
whoever is so sentenced for any other offence may be there held in 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 123 

custody for not more than two years, except as provided in section 
thirty-three. 

Section 38. If it appears to the state board of charity that a 
person serving a sentence at the state farm has reformed, it may, 
upon such conditions as it may determine, issue to him a permit to 
be at liberty for the residue of the period for which he might be 
held, and may revoke it at any time previous to its expiration. 

Sectiox 39.^ Upon the revocation of such permit, said board 
may issue an order for the return of the holder thereof to the state 
farm, which may be served by any officer authorized to serve crim- 
inal process. Upon his return to the state farm, the holder of such 
permit shall be detained for the residue of the term for which he 
might be held under the provisions of section thirty-seven and the 
time between his release on permit and said return shall not be 
considered as any part of said term ; or, if subsequent to such return 
it shall be deemed advisable by said board, the board may issue to 
such person further permits to be at liberty under the provisions 
of section thirt3'-eight, and subject to revocation as therein pro- 
vided. 

Under this law the Board has established the following rules 
and regulations : — 

Rule 1. Prisoners who may be held in custody for a term not 
exceeding one year shall be entitled to release on parole at the 
expiration of three months from the date of their commitment, on 
the recommendation of the Superintendent of the State Farm, 
If returned for violation of the conditions of the release, they shall 
remain at the State Farm four months after such return; and if 
returned a second time, they shall remain until the expiration of 
the term of the maximum sentence, except as provided by Rule 3. 

Rule 2. Prisoners who may be held in custody for a term not 
exceeding two years shall be entitled to release on parole at the 
expiration of nine months from the date of their commitment, on 
the recommendation of the Superintendent of the State Farm. 
If returned for violation of the conditions of the release, they shall 
remain at the State Farm until the expiration of the term of the 
maximum sentence, except as provided by Rule 3. 

Rule 3. Prisoners returned to the State Farm to serve until the 
expiration of the term of the maximum sentence shall be entitled 
to such deduction of time for good conduct, not exceeding thirty 
days, as the Superintendent of the State Farm may determine; 
but in case of arrest after such release, the State Board shall not 
revoke the permit to be at liberty, but shall let the case take its 
course in the courts. 

' As amended by Acts of 1904. chapter 216. 



124 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

BuLE 4. ^Vhon a prisoner during the term of his parole is 
returned on a new sentence for a similar offence, he shall be held 
as if he were returned for breach of his parole on his original sen- 
tence, and without regard to subsequent conviction. 

The Superintendent of the State Farm shall report to the State 
Board of Charity one week before the expiration of each month, 
and as much oftener as he may deem necessary, the names of all 
prisoners entitled to release under the foregoing rules. 

The release on parole provided for in these rules shall be upon 
condition that the holder of the permit to be at liberty does not 
thereafter return to his former habits of dissipation or vagrancy, 
and upon such other conditions as the State Board of Charity may 
impose; and whenever it shall appear to the Board that the condi- 
tions have been violated by the holder of the permit at any time 
during the maximum term for which he might have been held in 
custody, it may revoke the permit and issue a warrant for the 
return of the prisoner to the State Farm, 

It is gratifying to state that of the 3,661 prisoners released 
on parole during the year, — a large majority of whom had 
been sentenced for drunkenness, — only 645, or 17+ per cent., 
were returned for violation of the conditions of their release; 
whereas during the previous year, out of 3,346 discharges, 689, 
or about 20 per cent., were returned. It is the purpose of the 
Board to extend this system of friendly visitation until it prac- 
tically includes the placing of every prisoner released on parole, 
resident in Massachusetts, in the care of a parole visitor. 

^. ^ Immigration. 

On July 1, 1908, at the instance of the national authorities, 
a new contract was made between the Commonwealth of Mas- 
sachusetts and the United States in the matter of alien immi- 
grants, to replace the agreement made March 28, 1894. The 
principal changes effected by the new agreement are the es- 
tablishment of a uniform rate of $5 a week, or 75 cents a day 
for periods under a week, for reimbursement to the Common- 
wealth for the care and maintenance of alien immigrants falling 
into distress within one year after their landing; and of $10 
a week, or $1.50 a day, when such aliens are suffering with 
contagious diseases. The contract is as follows : — 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 125 

This agreement entered into this first day of Jul}^, 1908, between 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by Leontine Lincoln, Chair- 
man of the State Board of Charity, acting under authority of the 
vote of the Massachusetts State Board of Charity, a certified copy 
of which is attached hereto, party of the first part, and the United 
States of America, by Geo. B. Billings, Commissioner of Immigra- 
tion at the Port of Boston, Massachusetts, acting under authority 
of the Act of Congress entitled " An Act to Eegulate the Immigra- 
tion of Aliens into the United States," approved February 20, 1907, 
and letter No. 51841-32 of the Bureau of Immigration and Natural- 
ization, dated March 27th, 1908, party of the second part, 

WITNESSETH 

First: The party of the first part, for the consideration herein- 
after named, agrees to and with the party of the second part as 
follows : 

1. To provide, in each instance in which an alien's right to relief 
is established, at the hospitals or other suitable institutions now or 
hereafter controlled b}^ the party of the first part, or at such alien's 
residence or place of abode within said Commonwealth in case of 
danger to life or public health if removed therefrom, suitable accom- 
modation and care for such aliens as become public charges by 
reason of accident or bodily ailment or disease, or physical or men- 
tal inability to earn a living; in cases of aliens who become such 
public charges from causes arising subsequent to the alien's arrival 
in the United States, such accommodation and care shall be pro- 
vided until deportation or the expiration of one year after such 
alien's entry into the United States, and in the cases of aliens who 
become such public charges from causes existing prior to the alien's 
arrival in the United States, and whose deportation is ordered by the 
Department on a finding that they have become public charges from 
prior existing causes, such accommodation and care shall be provided 
from the date the party of the second part is notified by the party 
of the first part that such an alien has become a public charge until 
deportation is effected by the party of the second part, all within 
the period of three years after the admission of such alien into tlie 
United States. 

2. To transport to and receive into said hospitals or institutions 
the above classes of aliens, and there, or at their places of resi- 
dence or abode in case of danger to life or public health if re- 
moved therefrom, for the compensation stated in paragraph " 4 " 
hereof, render to them such medical or surgical and other treat- 
ment and care as the nature of each case may properly require. 

3. To notify the party of the second part, through the Commis- 
sioner of Immigration at the Port of Boston, Massachusetts, wlien 



126 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. IT! 

each alien within the classes hereinbefore described begins to re- 
ceive such aid; such notice to contain the following information 
regarding each such alien: Name in full, age, country of nativity, 
race, date of entry into the United States, name of institution or 
address at which aid is being rendered, date of beginning of such 
aid, and, in the cases of aliens arriving at the ports of the Unil^d 
States, the name of the ship and port of entry, or, in the cases 
of aliens arriving at ports of territory adjacent to the United 
States and later entering the United States, the name of the ship 
and port and date of arrival at such port, and the place and method 
of entry into the United States if ascertainable. No notice fur- 
nished under this paragraph shall relate to more than one alien, 
and each notice shall show the name and address of the alien's 
relatives or friends, if any, and be accompanied by an unequivocal 
certificate, signed by the principal medical officer of the institution 
or place where such aid is rendered, or other medical official who 
has examined the alien, containing such information as may be 
called for by the form or forms of medical certificate furnished 
or required by the party of the second part, supplemented by a 
brief of the alien's history as obtained by the party of the first 
part. 

4. To render to the part}^ of the second part certified statements 
and vouchers in duplicate, on such forms as the party of the second 
part may provide or require, for all the necessary expenses in- 
curred by the party of the first part in carr3^ing out the provisions 
hereof in the cases of all such aliens whose period of care shall 
terminate during any previous month, at the folloAving charges : 
In cases of non-contagious diseases the charge shall be not more 
than seventy-five cents per day for each alien so received and cared 
for, but if such an alien shall receive such care for seven or more 
consecutive days, the charge shall be at a rate of not more than 
five dollars per week; in cases of contagious diseases the charge 
shall be not more than one dollar and fifty cents per day for each 
alien so received and cared for, but if such an alien shall receive 
such care for seven or more consecutive days, the charge shall be 
at a rate of not more than ten dollars per week; the charge in 
no case to commence before the date of mailing by the party of the 
first part of the notification, medical certificate and supplementary 
brief mentioned in paragraph " 3 " hereof. 

5. To render to the party of the second part such additional 
certificates (signed by the principal medical officer, as described 
in paragraph " 3 " hereof) regarding aliens reported to the party 
of the second part in accordance with this contract, as may be 
required by the party of the second part. 

6. To allow an officer or officers of the United States Immigra- 
tion Service and an officer or officers of the United States Public 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 127 

Health and ^Marine Hospital Service, or other physician legally 
authorized by the party of the second part to make an examination 
of aliens, to have access to any alien reported under this contract. 

Second: The party of the second part, upon condition that the 
party of the first part faithfully perform each and every provision 
hereof, and upon the establishment to the satisfaction of the party 
of the second part of an alien^s right to relief hereunder, hereby 
agrees to pay the party of the first part not more than the amounts 
specified in paragraph " 4 '' hereof for the period of time such 
alien is so accommodated and cared for from the date of mailing 
of the notification, medical certificate and brief as provided by 
paragraph " 3 " hereof until deportation or the expiration of one 
year after such alien's entry into the United States, in cases of 
public charges from causes arising subsequent to arrival, or imtil 
deportation is effected by the party of the second part on a finding 
by the Department that they have become public charges from 
prior existing causes within three years of landing in the United 
States, in the cases of public charges from causes existing prior 
to arrival in the United States. All payments hereunder are to 
be made in accordance with the method of rendering statements 
and vouchers described in paragraph " 4 " hereof. 

Third: The parties hereto further mutually agree as follows: 

A. That this agreement shall in no wise be construed as affect- 
ing the right of the party of the second part, at its o^vn discretion, 
to remove and deport any alien who may receive accommodation 
and care under this contract and thereby terminate the charge by 
the party of the first part hereunder, although the one year or three 
year period, as described in paragraph " 1 '^ and division '' Second " 
hereof, shall not have expired. 

B. That for the purposes of this contract the following shall 
be considered " contagious diseases : '' Actinomycosis, asiatic 
cholera, cerebro-spinal meningitis, diphtheria, glanders, leprosy, 
malignant pustule, measles, scarlet fever, smallpox, tetanus, trichi- 
nosis, all forms of tuberculosis, typhoid fever, typhus fever, vari- 
cella, whooping cough, yellow fever. All other diseases shall be 
considered " non-contagious." 

C. That neither party to this contract shall be bound to execute 
its provisions or incur any liability hereimder in excess of the 
amount properly applicable thereto under the legislative act herein 
cited or acts subsequent thereto. 

T). That this contract shall become effective July 1, 1008, or 
on the expiration of a similar contract made the twenty-eiglith 
day of ■March, 1894, and shall terminate June 30, 1909, subject 
to renewal in its present terms, and may be revoked during the life 
of this contract by either party hereto giving to tlie other party 
sixty days notice in writing of its intention to terminato the pnnio. 



128 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

and when sixt}- days shall have expired, after such notice has been 
given, this contract shall cease and terminate. 

E. That no member of or delegate to Congress shall be ad- 
mitted to any share or benefit or part of this contract or agreement. 

In witness whereof the parties hereto have executed this agree- 
ment in triplicate at Boston, Massachusetts, the day and date first 
above written. 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, 
By Leontine Lincoln, 
Chairman of the State Board of Charity. 
Witness to signature of official of Commonwealth : 
Eugene Cote. 
John D. Wells. 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 
By Geo. B. Billings, 
Commissioner of Immigration, Port of Boston. 
Witness to signature of the Commissioner : 
A. W. Stockwell. 
A. W. HoE. 

Approved: July 30, 1908. 

Wm. R. Wheeler, 
Acting Secretary of Commerce and Labor. 

Under the provisioRS of the contract the Board reported to 
the Commissioner of Immigration, during the year ending ]^o- 
vember 30, 1908, 286 cases of immigrants who had fallen into 
distress, of which 156 were verified and allowed. Of the re- 
maining 130, 46 were not verified, 30 were discharged from hos- 
pital before investigation by the United States officials, 17 were 
withdrawn, 14 were paid for by relatives or friends, 14 died, 
6 were not landed within the year, 1 was an American citizen, 
1 arrived as steamship's steward, and in 1 case the certificate 
was unsatisfactory. Of the 156 cases allowed, 80 were Boston 
landings, 71 'New York, 2 Philadelphia, 1 New Bedford, 1 
Quebec, and 1 Montreal. The amount received by the Board 
and transmitted to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth during 
the year was $3,097.24. This covered 156 cases, as follows: — 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



129 



Place of Aid 


Number of 
Cases 


Amount 


State Hospital 


24 


$796 00 


State Farm 






1 


8 50 


Boston City Hospital . 






63 


841 42 


Worcester City Hospital 






14 


145 72 


Maiden Hospital 






1 


17 14 


Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg 






6 


176 42 


Salem Hospital . 






4 


28 57 


Brookline Contagious Hospital 






1 


12 14 


Somerville Contagious Hospital 






4 


39 28 


Worcester Isolation Hospital 






4 


100 00 


St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford 




4 


143 56 


Holyoke City Hospital 




1 


41 43 


House of Mercy Hospital, Pittsfield 




3 


95 72 


House of Mercy Hospital, Springfield 




2 


41 43 


Fall River City Hospital 




3 


69 28 


Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport 




2 


26 43 


New Bedford Emergency Hospital 




2 


38 57 


Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital 






8 57 


Van Arsden Hospital, Frankhn 






35 00 


Springfield Almshouse Hospital 








15 00 


Haverhill City Hospital 








29 29 


Rockport Hospital 








47 14 


Frost Hospital, Chelsea 








28 57 


-> Penikese Hospital 








112 86 


Holyoke Almshouse Hospital 








31 43 


Quincy City Hospital . 








10 00 


Springfield Isolation Hospital 








31 43 


North Adams Hospital 








27 15 


Lawrence .... 








29 25 


Chicopee .... 








4 94 


Ipswich .... 








48 57 


Attleborough 








16 43 


Totals 


156 


$3,097 24 



130 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Statistics of Immigration. 
The following statistics are furnished by the Commissioner 
of Immigration for the ports of Massachusetts : — 

Arrivals at the Ports of Massachusetts from Transatlantic Ports for the Year 
ending November 30, 1908. 



Nationality op Vessels 


Number of 
Vessels 


Number of 
Passengers 


Number 
debarred 


Number of 
Deaths 


British 

American 

Others 


391 
45 
17 


44,193 
1,176 

487 


228 

10 

2 


3 


Totals . 


453 


45,856 


240 


3 



Classification of Passengers Arriving at the Ports of Massachusetts from 

Foreign Ports for the Year ending November 30, 1908. 

Aliens from transatlantic ports (landed) ..... 32,056 

American citizens from transatlantic ports .... 10,971 

Tourists and visitors from transatlantic ports . . . . 1,022 

Deserting alien seamen from transatlantic ports . . . 192 

Deserting seamen, United States citizens, from transatlantic ports 8 

Cattlemen from transatlantic ports ..... 1,367 

Barred from landing from transatlantic ports .... 240 



Total 45,856 



Classification of Passengers arriving at the Port of Boston from Trans- 
atlantic Ports for the Year ending November 30, 1908. 
Steerage 27,079 



Intermediate 
Cabin . 
Cattlemen . 
Stowaways . 
Deserting seamen 



9,974 

5,980 

1,367 

54 

182 



Total 44,636 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



131 



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Armenian 

Boliemian 

Bulgarian 

Croatian 

Dutch and Flemish 

East Indian . 

English 

Finnish 

French . 

German 

Greek . 

Hebrew 

Irish 

Italian (North) 

Italian (South) 

Japanese 

Lithuanian 

Magyar 

Pacific Islander 

Polish . 

Portuguese 

Roumanian . 

Russian 

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Syrian . 

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132 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



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1,106 

110 

1,497 

98 

10,222 

750 

198,578 

12,425 

9,276 

22,465 

7,077 

16,137 

112,664 

5,971 

55,558 

1,900 

1,837 

118 

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2,353 

20.304 


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RACES 












African (black) . 

Armenian 

Bohemian 

Bulgarian 

Croatian 

Dutch and Flemish 

East Indian . 

English 

Finnish 

French . 

German 

Greek . 

Hebrew 

Irish . 

Italian (North) 

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Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 133 



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88,312 

61,743 

24 

1,601 

1.443 

1.121 

476 

8,323 

310 

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Slovak 

Spanish 

Spanish- American 

Syrian . 

Turkish 

Welsh . 

West Indian 

Other peoples 


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134 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Destination of Immigrants arriving at Boston. 



States and Territories 


Totals 


States and Territories 


Totals 


North Atlantic Division 




South Central Division 




Maine ..... 


565 


Kentucky .... 


1 


New Hampshire 




430. 


Tennessee 








11 


Vermont 




265 


Alabama. 








15 


Massachusetts 




18,382 


j Mississippi 








3 


Rhode Island . 




2,332 


Louisiana 








12 


Connecticut 




349 


Texas . 








22 


New York 




1,910 


Oklahoma 








8 


New Jersey 




178 


Arkansas 








o 


Pennsylvania . 




676 












Total .... 


74 






Total .... 


25,087 


Western Division 




South Atlantic Division 




Montana .... 


112 


Delaware .... 


9 


Wyoming 








58 


Maryland 




28 


Colorado 








138 


District of Columbia 




23 


New Mexico 








7 


Virginia .... 




40 


Arizona . 








19 


West Virginia . 




38 


Utah 








389 


North Carolina 




5 


Nevada . 








17 


South Carolina 




1 


Idaho 








73 


Georgia .... 




4 


Washington 








221 


Florida .... 




3 


Oregon . 








101 






California 








548 






Total 


144 






Total .... 


1,683 


North Central Division 








Ohio 


283 


Recapitulation 




Indiana . 






55 


North Atlantic Division . 


25,087 


Illinois . 






1.596 


South Atlantic Division 






144 


Michigan 






391 


North Central Division 






4,308 


Wisconsin 






321 


South Central Division 






74 


Minnesota 






731 


Western Division 






1,683 


Iowa 






250 

88 

212 






North Dakota 






Total .... 


31,296 


South Dakota . 






168 






Nebraska 






141 






Kansas . 






72 






Total .... 


4,308 





Occupations of Immigrants arriving at Boston. 



Professional 
Actors 
Artists . 
Clergy 
Editors . 
Engineers 
Lawyers 
Musicians 
Physicians 
Teachers 
All others, not specified 

Total professional 

Skilled 
Accountants, etc. 
Bakers . 

Barbers and hairdressers 
Blacksmiths 
Butchers . 



Totals 



214 



121 
163 
172 
101 
52 



TotaLs 



Skilled — Continued 
Cabinet makers 
Carpenters and joiners 
Clerks . 
Coopers . 
Dressmakers 
Engravers 
Gardeners 
Glaziers . 
Iron workers 
Jewelers . 
Locksmiths • 
Machinists 
Mariners 
Masons . 
Mechanics, not specified 
Millers . 
Miners 
Painters . 
Plasterers 



24 

321 

307 

4 

197 

4 

21 

10 

27 

4 

12 

108 

202 

142 

111 

8 

98 

71 

14 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



135 



Occupations of Immigrants arriving at Boston — Concluded. 



Skilled — Concluded 
Plumbers 
Printers . 
Saddlers 
Seamstresses . 
Shipwrights 
Shoemakers 
Stone cutters . 
Tailors . 
Textile workers 
Tinners . 
Tobacco manufacturers 
Watch and clock makers 
Weavers and spinners 
Wheelwrights . 
All others, not specified 

Total skilled 

Miscellaneous 
Agents, factors 
Bankers . 
Farmers . 
Farm laborers 



Totals 



18 

48 

7 

217 

12 

187 

113 

326 

478 

2 

23 

16 

1,015 

9 

241 



5,006 



61 

6 

527 

1,834 



Miscellaneous — Concluded 
Grocers . 
Hotel keepers . 
Laborers 

Merchants, dealers 
Servants 
Shepherds 
All others, not stated 

Total miscellaneous . 

No occupation, including women 
and children 

Total .... 

Recapitulation 
Professional .... 

SkiUed 

Miscellaneous . . . . 

No occupation 

Total .... 



Totals 



14 

7 

6,324 

86 

5,077 

14 

714 



14.664 



11,412 



11,412 



214 

5,006 

14,664 

11,412 



31,296 



In addition to the foregoing, 40 aliens who arrived at the 
port of 'New York, 1 at Philadelphia, 1 at New Bedford, and 1 
at Portland, Me., were returned to the countries whence they 
came. 

One hundred and eighteen passengers who arrived at the 
port of Boston, 108 at New York, 2 at Philadelphia, 1 at New 
Bedford, and 19 at Canadian ports were relieved in hospital. 



Statistics of Immigration at the Port of New Bedford during 

the Year. 



Total number of taxable passengers 
United States citizens 



1,173 

28 



Races 


Males 


Females 


African ....... 

Portuguese ...... 

Spanish ....... 


1,035 
9 
1 


128 

- 


Totals 


1,045 


128 



136 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Of the above, 23 were under fourteen years of age, 1,120 
were between fourteen and forty-five, and 30 over forty-five 
years. 

Destinations. 

5 
2 



Massachusetts . 


. 834 


Maine 


Rhode Island 


. 325 


CaHfornia . 


Connecticut 


7 


Total . 




Occupations. 


Baker 


2 


Laborer 


Carpenter . 


4 


Servant 


Dressmaker 


5 


No occupation 


Mariner 


34 




Merchant . 


5 


Total . 


Wood worker 


1 





1,173 



999 
70 
53 

1,173 



Statistics of Immigration at the Port of Gloucester during the 

Year. 
Total number of passengers, 15, all of whom were West 
Indian mariners, destined to places within the State of Mas- 
sachusetts. 

Statistics of Immigration at Provincetoivn during the Year. 
Total number of passengers, 4, all of whom were Portuguese 
fishermen, destined to Massachusetts. 



Head Money. 
The amount of head money collected at the ports of Massa- 
chusetts during the year was as follows : — 



December 

January . 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 



1907. 



1908. 



Boston. 



$5,884 

5,960 
5,508 
11,548 
18,164 
14,744 
10,424 
6,492 
10,064 



1908. 



September 

October 

November 



Grand total 



$13,972 
16,236 
10,276 



Total, 


Boston . 


. $129,272 


Total, 


New Bedford 


4,692 


Total, 


Gloucester 


60 


Total, 


Provincetown 


16 



$134,040 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



137 



Nuinher of Arrivals, 18Jf8-190S. 
The following statement shows the number of alien immi- 
grants arriving at the ports of Massachusetts from transatlantic 
ports in each official year from May 10, 1848, when State 
supervision began, to the close of the last fiscal year, November 
30, 1908: — 



1848 
1849 
1850 
1851 
1852 
1853 
1854 
1855 
1856 
1857 
1858 
1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 



13,921 

29,518 

24,739 

23,307 

19,618 

21,206 

24,229 

14,408 

14,022 

12,536 

4,551 

7,096 

7,874 

5,091 

2,196 

5,316 

5,830 

7,057 

11,527 

11,266 

15,128 

26,414 

30,069 

22,904 

25,957 

31,042 

20,223 

13,468 

8,118 

5,765 

6,471 

10,895 

33,626 



1881 






. 43,642 


1882 






. 52,416 


1883 






. 42,384 


1884 






. 30,030 


1885 






19,929 


1886 






. 28,512 


1887 






. 40,415 


1888 






. 43,351 


1889 






. 33,979 


1890 






. 30,802 


1891 






. 31,556 


1892 






. 31,234 


1893 






. 28,143 


1894 






. 14,673 


1895 






. 23,508 


1896 






. 18,274 


1897 






. 12,765 


1898 






. 13,058 


1899 






. 20,065 


1900 






. 16,107 


1901 






. 27,817 


1902 






. 47,663 


1903, 






. 75,163 


1904 






. 63,790 


1905 . 






. 66,490 


1905 (October and No- 


vember) . . . 12,363 


1906 (December 1, 1905, 


to November 30, 1906) . 81,724 


1907 .... 84,834 


1908 


• 




. 33,510 



Total 



.1,583,585 



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PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



139 



The expenses for the fiscal year, December 1, 1907, to Xo- 
vember 30, 1908, were as follows: — 



Expenses of the Board . 

Division of State Adult Poor . 

Division of State Minor Wards 

Transportation of State paupers 

Support of indigent and neglected children 

Support of pauper infants 

Tuition of State children 

Auxiliary visitors .... 

Support of sick State paupers . 

Burial of State paupers . 

Temporary aid of State paupers 

Dangerous diseases 

Penikese Hospital .... 

Annual report .... 

Total 



etc 



Sll,969 18 

43,999 78 

51,436 00 

19,984 96 

275,000 00 

70,856 44 

33,418 80 

928 27 

72,999 97 

6,499 31 

59,460 93 

29,999 38 

8,498 34 

1,957 41 

S687,008 77 



DETAILS. 



EXPENSES OF THE BOARD. 



Salaries: 
John D. WeUs 
Henry C. Prentiss . 
Harry H. Pray 
Louise S. Kolb 
Bertha L. Pleschinger 
Augusta Hawley . 
Lillian M. Linnekin 
Hilma A. Fowler 
WiUiam G. Kelley . 



Total salaries . 
Travelling expenses of members 
Expenses of delegates to National Conference 
and Correction ..... 

Expenses of delegate to National Conference on 
Travel of Examining Visitor of Institutions 
Printing and stationery .... 

Postage, telegrams, expressage, and telephone 
Publications ...... 

Extra ser\ice and miscellaneous expenses 





S2,825 00 




1,800 00 


. 


1,600 00 


. 


883 33 




525 00 




700 00 




700 00 




50 00 


• 


270 84 


S9,354 17 


. 


377 17 


of Charities 






243 70 


Tuberculosis 


5 63 15 


. 


385 96 




826 11 




496 24 




70 15 




152 53 



Total 



811,969 18 



140 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



DIVISION OF STATE ADULT POOR. 

Salaries: 
Joshua F. Lewis, M.D 



Sub-division of In-door Poor. 



Frank W. Goodhue 
Henry H. Fairbanks 
Archie A. Ashley 
Thomas M. Doane 
Wilham Hopewell 
Harry G. Taft 
George S. Dubois 
Annette E. Barnes 
EHzabeth C. Finney 
Jessie I. R. Waterman 



Sub-division of Out-door Poor. 
George B. Tufts . 
Willard D. Tripp . 
WilUam J. Hinchcliffe 
Edward F. Morgan 
Berndt F. Heurlin . 
Hubert 0. Moore . 
Louis R. Lipp 
Joseph W. Proctor, M.D. 
Edward Hitchcock, Jr., M.D. 
William Healey 
John W. Henderson 
William W. Henderson . 
Robina A. Morison 
Annie A. McBride . 
Emma T. Cornish . 
Justine D. Ferris . 
Agnes F. Kennard 
Margaret G. Callahan 
Henry A. Mclntire 

Total salaries . 
Printing and stationery . 
Postage, expressage, telegrams, and telephone 
Pubhcations . 
Expenses of delegate to National Conference of Charities and 

Correction , 
Expenses of delegate to National Conference on Tuberculosis 
Extra service and miscellaneous expenses 

Amount carried forward 



$3,708 33 


2,000 00 


1,200 00 


554 29 


1,100 00 


1,000 00 


900 00 


700 00 


900 00 


700 00 


800 00 



2,000 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,383 33 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


1,500 00 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


1,000 00 


600 00 


941 66 


983 33 


800 00 


800 00 


56 67 


276 67 


254 17 


. $33,158 45 


1,288 34 


900 56 


244 64 


115 35 


s 71 65 


548 51 


. $36,327 50 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



141 



Amount brought forward 












$36,327 50 


Travelling expenses: 






Joshua F. Lewis $484 21 




Frank W. Goodhue . 








25 


20 




Edward F. Morgan . 








1,049 


36 




Willard D. Tripp . 








317 


95 




William J. Hinchdiffe 








191 


12 




Hubert 0. Moore 








475 59 




Berndt F. Heurhn . 








824 


13 




Louis R. Lipp 








690 


14 




William Hopewell . 








893 


63 




William Healey 








837 


75 




Joseph W. Proctor . 








466 34 




John W. Henderson 








544 73 




Harry G. Taft 








23 


24 




Edward Hitchcock, Jr. 








763 


78 




WllUam W. Henderson 








85 


11 










7,672 28 




— 


Total Division of State Adult Poor 


$43,999 78 



DIVISION OF STATE MINOR WARDS. 



Salaries: 
James E. Fee 



Bertha W. Jacobs . 
Frederick G. Southmayd 
Thomas P. Bagley 
Nathan Coe . 
David Walker 
G. Frederic Davis . 
Edward W. Bowker 
Henry L. Gardner . 
WiUiam W. Foster 
Albert A. Carlton . 
Arthur E. Newcomb 
Joseph P. Mclntire 
Mary S. Beale 
Lucy B. Hancock 
E. Mabel Tyler 
Lilla D. Baker 
Emma W. Kelley 
Alice A. Page 
Florence Faden 
Mary F. Mooney 

Amount carried forward 



Sub-division of Children. 



$3,208 33 



1,750 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


233 33 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,123 89 


1,000 00 


1,283 33 


1,100 00 


816 66 


800 00 


841 67 


900 00 


800 00 


700 00 


. $25,757 21 



142 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Amount brought forward 



Mary E. AVeston . 
Geraldine S. Jones 
Mary R. Cady 
Jennie L. Harris . 
Catherine E. Smith 
Florence M. Carpenter 
Edith T. Bisbee . 
Mary T. Dwyer 
Eliza M. Smith 
Winifred A. Keneran 
Margaret G. Lynch 
Emily F. Brennan . 
Ruth Lissner 
Anna H. Bartlett . 
Marion L. T. Bucknam 
Margaret Wiswell . 



Sub-division of Infants 
Sarah M. Crawford, M.D. 
Edwin F. Cummings, M.D. 
Frederick A. Burt ..... 
Annie F. Merrill ..... 
Georgiana C. Faden .... 
Catherine C. Cairns .... 

Isabella S. Cragin ..... 
Mary E. Cochrane ..... 
Lilhan V. Prescott .... 

Katherine P. Hewins .... 
Helen B. Albro ..... 
Katharine R. Walsh .... 
May E. P. Lowney. .... 
Julia A. Mahan ..... 
Irene McAlpine ..... 
Joseph W. Grautstuck .... 
Herbert L. Keeble .... 



Total salaries ..... 

Printing and stationery .... 

Postage, expressage, telegrams, and telephone 
Publications ...... 

Extra service and miscellaneous expenses 
Superintendent's travel .... 

Expenses of delegates to National Conference 
and Correction ..... 

Total Division of State Minor Wards 



of Charities 



$25,757 21 

700 00 
700 00 
741 67 
700 00 
775 00 
700 00 
650 00 
600 00 
600 00 
700 00 
700 00 
600 00 
600 00 
600 00 
600 00 
50 00 



1,750 00 

1,500 00 

1,500 00 

900 00 

800 00 

800 00 

250 00 

600 00 

233 34 

800 00 

461 01 

466 66 

356 45 

30 65 

196 77 

400 00 

22 14 



$46,840 90 

3,079 28 

864 44 

32 00 

244 54 

209 39 

165 45 



$51,436 00 



Parti.] GENER.AJL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



143 



, TRANSPORTATION OF STATE PAUPERS. 

Travelling expenses of officers: 

Thomas M. Doane 

Frank W. Goodhue 

Harry G. Taft 

George S. Dubois 

Ehzabeth C. Finney 

Emma T. Cornish 
Foreign fares 
Inland fares . 
Carriage and express 
Food and lodging . 
Expenses of parole visitors 
Expenses of branch office 
Gratuities to prisoners . 
Assistance and miscellaneous expenses 
Transportation to State Hospital 

Total 



$337 13 
4 75 

950 88 

753 84 

271 13 

81 31 

6,455 03 

7,025 00 

437 99 

459 54 

165 67 

166 68 
1,357 25 

631 87 
886 89 



$19,984 96 



INDIGENT AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN. 



Board ....... 

Clothing ...... 

Schooling ...... 

Expenses, Wellesley Temporary Home 
Expenses, Charles Street Temporary Home 
Medical attendance, medicine, and miscellaneous 
Travelhng expenses of visitors 

Bertha W. Jacobs . 

Da\'id Walker 

Frederick G. Southmayd 

Nathan Coe 

Henry L. Gardner . 

Thomas P. Bagley . 

Edward W. Bowker 

G. Frederic Davis . 

WiUiam W. Foster . 

Albert A. Carlton 

Arthur E. Newcomb 

Joseph P. Mclntire . 

Mary S. Beale 

Lucy B. Hancock 

E. Mabel Tyler 

Florence Faden 



Amounts carried forward, 



$7 05 
15 43 
518 27 
808 59 
840 90 
207 21 
111 24 
762 79 
611 85 
571 22 
547 97 
681 80 
322 18 
346 69 
130 84 
351 71 



$179,657 86 

56,732 80 

411 92 

5,704 93 

5,708 15 

15,093 32 



. $6,835 74 $263,308 98 



144 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Amounts brought forward, 

Jennie L. Harris 
]\Iary F. Mooney 
Geraldine S. Jones . 
Catherine E. Smith . 
Florence M. Carpenter 
Edith T. Bisbee 
Mary T. Dwyer 
AVinifred A. Keneran 
EUza M. Smith 
Ruth Lissner . 
Emily F. Brennan . 
Anna H. Bar tie tt 
Margaret Wiswell 



$6,835 74 $263,308 98 

141 43 

638 42 

398 82 

16 32 

772 94 

331 78 

415 19 

552 05 

314 41 

441 20 

260 20 

556 35 

16 17 

11,691 02 



Total . . . . 




$275,000 00 


PAUPER INFANTS. 




Board ...... 




$58,419 14 


Clothing 




4,507 10 


Expenses of nursery 


. 


1,351 00 


Miscellaneous .... 


. 


4,335 93 


TravelHng expenses of visitors: 






Sarah M. Crawford . 


. $387 56 




Edwin F. Cummings 


278 30 




Frederick A. Burt . 


506 75 




Catherine C. Cairns . 


513 03 




Katharine P. Hewins 


262 74 




Isabella S. Cragin . 


40 




Helen B.Albro 


171 75 




Juha A. Mahan 


9 27 




Irene Mc Alpine 


113 47 


2,243 27 


• 


- 


Total .... 


$70,856 44 


TUITION OF STAT] 


3 CHILDREN. 




City and town bills 


. 


$33,418 80 



AUXILIARY VISITORS. 

Travelling and other expenses 



$928 27 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



145 



SUPPORT OF SICK STATE PAUPERS 

City and town bills of 1896 
1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 
1901 
1902 
1903 
1904 
1905 
1906 
1907 
1908 



$7 14 

14 28 

214 29 

25 71 

7 00 

124 20 

332 49 

587 96 

736 86 

1,176 85 

8,201 97 

50,741 81 

10,829 41 



Total . 


BURIAL OF STATE PAUPERS. 


. $72,999 97 






City and town bills of 1903 .... 


$15 00 




1904 . 








10 00 




1905 . 








69 65 




1906 . 








190 38 




1907 . 








2,915 93 




1908 . 








3,298 35 


Total 


TEMPORARY AID OF STATE PAUPERS 


$6,499 31 




. 


City and town bills of 1903 .... 


$10 00 




1904 . 








31 75 




1905 . 








75 24 




1906 . 

1907 . 








1,025 08 
. 18,959 75 




1908 . 








39,033 92 


Foreign fares 


. 








258 00 


Inland fares . 


. 








67 19 


Total . 





. $59,460 93 



146 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



DANGEROUS DISEASES. 

City and town bills of 1902 

1903 

1904 

1905 

1906 

1907 

1908 
Penikese Hospital construction 



$332 84 

34 41 

117 40 

383 99 

1,831 44 

19,146 54 

1,941 38 

6,211 38 



Total 

PENIKESE HOSPITAL. 


$29,999 38 




Salaries: 




Louis Edmonds ....... 


$333 33 


Frank H. Parker . 








1,855 26 


John R. Enos 








310 00 


Annie E. Enos 








120 00 


Dominguez B. Laboa 








210 00 


Joanna Pina .... 








87 50 


EUen Carroll. 








191 67 


Bernard Clinton . 








40 00 


John Eels .... 








150 00 


Manuel Mellow 








150 00 


Total salaries . 


$3,447 76 


Provisions and suppUes . 








1,910 06 


Drugs and medicines 








167 20 


Clothing .... 








339 99 


Telephone, postage, and stationery 








30 25 


Furnishings . . . 








222 89 


Heating and lighting 








191 60 


Repairs and improvements 








1,220 41 


Freight and express 








377 12 


Extra service and miscellaneous 








561 71 


Superintendents' travel : 






L. Edmonds . 




$17 85 


F. H. Parker . . . 




11 50 






29 35 




Total 

ANNUAL REPORT. 


$8,498 34 




Printing annual report . 




• 




$1,957 41 



Part I. 



GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



147 



The above details may be classified as follows : — 



Salaries . . . . 

Travelling expenses 
Printing and stationery . 
Other office expenses 
Support of State Minor Wards 
Transportation 

Support of State out-door poor 
Publishing annual report 

Total .... 



. $89,353 52 


26,650 33 


5,193 73 


3,551 61 


. 365,340 95 


17,832 78 


. 177,128 44 


1,957 41 


. $687,008 77 



LIST OF EMPLOYEES OF THE BOARD. 

Following is a list of the permanent employees of the Board, 
with a schedule of their salaries for the fiscal year 1908-09. 
The graded system of salaries now includes all classes of em- 
ployees except the Superintendents of Divisions, the Clerk of 
the Board, and a few other officers not classified ; it has been 
recently revised, and is now as follows : — 

Mex. — Clerks : first two years of service, $800 ; third year, 
$900; fourth year, $1,000; fifth year, $1,100; thereafter, 
$1,200. Visitors: first two years, $1,000; third year, $1,100; 
fourth year, $1,200; fifth year, $1,300; thereafter, $1,400. 
Transportation officers : first two years, $700 ; third year, $800 ; 
fourth year, $900 ; fifth year, $1,000 ; thereafter, $1,100. Med- 
ical visitors of State Adult Poor: first two years, $1,200; third 
year, $1,350; fourth year, $1,500; fifth year, $1,650; there- 
after, $1,800. Medical visitor of infants: first two years, 
$1,200; third year, $1,275; fourth year, $1,300; fifth year, 
$1,425; thereafter, $1,500. Visitor of infants: first two years, 
$1,100; third year, $1,200; fourth year, $1,300; fifth year, 
$1,400; thereafter, $1,500. Assistant visitors: first two years, 
$600 ; third year, $700 ; fourth year, $800 ; fifth year, $900 ; 
thereafter, $1,000. Messengers: first two years, $250; second 
two years, $300 ; thereafter, $400. 

Women. — Clerks, visitors, and transportation officers : first 
two years, $600; third year, $650; fourth year, $700; fifth 
year, $750; thereafter, $800. Accountants, certified stenog- 
raphers, and inspector of infants' boarding houses: first two 



148 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



years, $700 ; third year, $750 ; fourth year, $800 ; fifth year, 
$850; thereafter, $900. Settlement clerks: first two years, 
$800; third year, $850; fourth year, $900; fifth year, $950; 
thereafter, $1,000. Visitor-at-large of girls in free homes: 
first two years, $1,000 ; third year, $1,100 ; fourth year, $1,200 ; 
fifth year, $1,300; thereafter, $1,400. Yisitor-at-large of 
boarded children: first two years, $800; third year, $875; 
fourth year, $950; fifth year, $1,025; thereafter, $1,100. 



CENTRAL OFFICE. 

John D. Wells, Clerk of the Board . 
Henry C. Prentiss, M.D., Statistical Clerk . 
Harry H. Pray, Examining Visitor of Institutioyis 
Louise S. Kolb, Assistant 
Augusta Hawley, Accountant 
Lillian M. Linnekin, Stenographer 
Hilma A. Fowler, Clerk . 
William G. Kelley, Messenger 

Total . 



$3,000 00 

1,800 00 

1,600 00 

1,000 00 

700 00 

700 00 

600 00 

300 00 



$9,700 00 



DIVISION OF STATE ADULT POOR. 

Joshua F. Lewis, M.D., Superintendent 



$4,000 00 



Sub-division of In-door Poor. 
Frank W. Goodhue, Deputy Superintendent 
Henry H. Fairbanks, Clerk 
Archie A. Ashley, Visitor 
William W. Henderson, Assistant Visitor 

Inspector of Almshouses 

Thomas M. Doane, Transportation Officer 
Harry G. Taft, Transportation Officer 
George S, Dubois, Transportation Officer 
Elizabeth C. Finney, Transportation Officer 
Annette E. Barnes, Stenographer 
Jessie I. R. Waterman, Settlement Clerk 



2,000 00 

1,200 00 

1,000 00 

700 00 

1,000 00 

1,100 00 

1,100 00 

800 00 

800 00 

900 00 

800 00 



Sub-division of Out-door Poor. 
George B. Tufts, Deputy Superintendent . 
Willard D. Tripp, Visitor-at-large and Examiner 
William J. Hinchcliffe, Visitor 
Edward F. Morgan, Visitor .... 

Amount carried forward .... 



2,000 00 
1,800 00 
1,400 00 
1,400 00 



$22,000 00 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



149 



Amount brought forward 

Berndt F. Heurlin, Visitor 

Hubert 0. Moore, Visitor 

Louis R. Lipp, Visitor 

William Healey, Visitor . 

William Hopewell, Visitor 

Joseph W. Proctor, M.D., Medical Visitor 

Edward Hitchcock, Jr., M.D., Medical Visitor 

John W. Henderson, Visitor . 

Robina A. Morison, Settlement Clerk 

Annie A. McBride, Settlement Clerk 

Justine D. Ferris, Accountant . 

Emma T. Cornish, Clerk 

Henry A. Mclntire, Messenger 

Total .... 



. $22,000 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,200 00 


1,800 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


. . 1,000 00 


900 00 


800 00 


300 00 


. $37,100 00 



DIVISION OF STATE MINOR WARDS. 

James E. Fee, Superintendent . . . . . 



$3,500 00 



Sub-division of Children 
Bertha W. Jacobs, Deputy Superintendent 
Frederick G. Southmayd, Visitor 
Thomas P. Bagley, Visitor 
Nathan Coe, Visitor 
G. Frederic Davis, Visitor 
Edward W. Bowker, Visitor 
Henry L. Gardner, Visitor 
Wilham W. Foster, Visitor- 
Albert A. Carlton, Visitor 
Arthur E. Newcomb, Visitor 
Joseph P. Mclntire, Visitor 
Joseph W. Grautstuck, Transportation Officer 
E. Mabel Tyler, Visitor-at-large of Girls in Free Homes 
Lucy B. Hancock, Visitor-at-large of Boarded Children 
Lilla D. Baker, Clerk 
Alice A. Page, Accountant 
Emma W. Kelley, Accountant 
Florence Faden, Visitor . 
Mary F. Mooney, Visitor 
Mary E. Weston, Clerk . 
Geraldine S. Jones, Visitor 
Mary R. Cady, Clerk 
Jennie L. Harris, Visitor 

Amount carried forward 



1,750 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,200 00 


700 00 


1,000 00 


1,100 00 


800 00 


900 00 


900 00 


800 00 


800 00 


800 00 


800 00 


800 00 


800 00 


. $29,250 00 



150 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Amount brought forward . 

Florence M. Carpenter, Visitor 
Catherine E. Smith, Assistant Visitor 

dren .... 
Edith T. Bisbee, Visitor . 
EUza M. Smith, Visitor . 
Mary T. Dwyer, Visitor . 
Margaret G. Lynch, Stenographer 
Winifred A. Keneran, Visitor 
Emily F. Brennan, Visitor 
Ruth Lissner, Visitor 
Anna H. Bartlett, Visitor 
Margaret Wiswell, Visitor 
Marion L. T. Bucknam, Visitor 



at-large of Boarded Chil- 



. $29,250 00 


800 00 


800 00 


800 00 


750 00 


800 00 


900 00 


800 00 


650 00 


650 00 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 



Sub-division of Infants. 
Sarah M. Crawford, M.D., Deputy Superintendent 
Edwin F. Cummings, M.D., Medical Visitor 
Frederick A. Burt, Visitor of Infants 
Annie F. Merrill, Accountant ..... 
Georgiana C. Faden, Clerk ..... 
Mary J. McCormick, Inspector of Infant Boarding Houses 
May E. P. Lowney, Clerk ..... 
Mary E. Cochrane, Clerk ..... 

Katharine R. Walsh, Stenographer .... 
Katharine P. Hewins, Investigating Visitor 
Helen B. Albro, Investigating Visitor 
Irene McAlpine, Investigating Visitor 
Joseph E. Quinn, Messenger ..... 



Total 



Aggregate salaries 



1,750 00 

1,500 00 

1,500 00 

900 00 

800 00 

700 00 

600 00 

650 00 

700 00 

1,000 00 

700 00 

600 00 

250 00 



$49,650 00 



$96,450 00 



Under the graded system, salaries will be increased during 
the remainder of the fiscal year as follows : John W. Henderson, 
May 1, to $1,100 ; Ruth Lissner, May 1, to $700 ; Jessie I. R. 
Waterman, May 13, to $850 ; George S. Dubois, July 1, to 
$900 ; Anna H. Bartlett, July 1, to $650 ; William G. Kelley, 
July 6, to $400; Eliza M. Smith, August 16, to $800; Au- 
gusta Hawley, September 16, to $750; Lillian M. Linnekin, 
October 21, to $750. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 151 

The Auxiliary Visitors now in oj5ice are as follows : Mary 
L. Allaire, Hatfield; Martha B. Bishop, North Brookfield; 
Luann L. Brackett, Newton Highlands ; Alice T. S. Brewster, 
Pittsfield ; Elizabeth R. Bridgman, Belchertown ; Mary E. 
Brown, West Roxbury; Sarah Alden Burt, West Tisbury; 
Ellen T. A. Callahan, Worcester; Gertrude E. Canedy, Shel- 
burne Falls ; Helen B. Chapman, Needham ; Lucy S. Copeland, 
Mansfield ; Annie T. Colby, Newton Highlands ; Margaret E. 
Costello, Franklin; Florence S. A. Davis, Quincy; Emma L. 
Dickinson, Baldwinville ; Mary B. Drown, Maiden; Hattie C. 
Emmons, Blandford ; Anna F. Fuller, Palmer ; Elvira M. Gor- 
ham, Bellows Falls, Vt. ; Ellen M. Hartwell, Littleton ; Marietta 
B. Hawes, Attleborough ; Mary A. Hayden, Athol; Lucy A. 
Hitchcock, Palmer; Kate R. Holton, Waverley; Florence W. 
Hutchinson, Pepperell; Leura E. Jenkins, Barre; Elizabeth 
E. Kelley, Falmouth; Amanda T. C. King, Thompson- 
ville, Conn. ; Mary M. Kingsley, Northampton ; Beatrice 
Kluhn, Mill River; Sara G. Knight, Worcester; Marie H. 
Manseau, Taunton; Mary C. Metcalf, Walpole; Esther C. 
Morse, South Lancaster ; Elizabeth H. Morton, Springfield ; 
Mary K. Morton, Hatfield; Mary Lawlor Murphy, Boston; 
Abigail F. Nims, Greenfield; Harriet E. Noyes, Ipswich; S. 
Ellen Robertson, Chicopee; Mary C. Rogers, Canton; Flora 
A. Rose, Granville; Helen Russell, Plymouth; Delia A. Ryan, 
Athol Centre ; Josephine A. Smith, Springfield ; Sabra C. 
Snell, Amherst ; Mary P. Townsley, Springfield ; Bertha L. 
Turner, Watertown ; Ellen H. L^nderwood, South Dennis ; 
Mary E. Veber, Charlemont; Alice E. Wetherbee, Fall River; 
Abbie M. White, Farnumsville ; Julia E. ^Vhite, Williamsburg ; 
Harriet J. Williams, Wellfleet ; Adeline Y. Wood, Middle- 
borough; Amy Woods, Winchester; Carrie T. Wright, South 
Hadley. 

The Parole Visitors now in office are as follows: Frank 
W. Amazeen, Haverhill ; Daniel W. Bates, Westfield ; William 
H. Bayley, Newburyport ; Michael Bergin, Waltham ; William 
Brett, Lynn ; Cornelius Buckley, Natick ; James A. Burgess, 
Middleborough ; James T. Carroll, South Boston; Rev. Clark 
Carter, Lawrence ; Chester L. Clark, Milford ; W. W. Converse, 



152 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Palmer; George W. Dawson, Salem; William F. Dineen, 
N'orth Adams; George H. Eddy, Fall River; Joseph M. Fitz- 
gerald, Pittsfield; William A. Flaherty, Somerville; Francis 
Flood, Taimton; Rev. John M. Gallagher, North Andover; 
Edward A. Hall, Springfield ; George L. Harris, Northampton ; 
Timothy J. Harris, Marlborough; Harold C. Haskell, Brook- 
line; Rev. J. J. Healy, Gloucester; Richard C. Humphreys, 
Dorchester; D. B. Ingalls, M.D., Clinton; J. J. Keppel, 
Boston; Rev. Reuben Kidner, Boston; Joseph H. Ladd, South 
Framingham; M. B. Lamb, Worcester; Rev. Oscar Lindegren, 
East Boston ; Joseph P. Love, Webster ; Rev. Henry K. Lyons, 
Marblehead; P. F. Mason, West Lynn; Howard L. Matthew, 
New Bedford; Thomas J. McEneaney, Lawrence; James Mc- 
Nulty, Boston; Rev. William G. Mullin, Lowell; Edwin Mul- 
ready, Rockland; Aden F. Mi>rphy, Woburn; Rev. James 
O'Doherty, Haverhill; Rev. John J. O'Keefe, Clinton; Wil- 
liam H. O'Neil, Salem; Thomas S. O'Toole, Roxbury; D. 
Chester Parsons, Shirley; Moses J. Perrault, Fitchburg; 
Arthur D. Perry, Dorchester; William J. Randall, Chelsea; 
Herman T. Regnell, Attleborough ; Lyman H. Richards, 
Maiden ; Frederick W. Robinson, Boston ; Thomas B. Rounds, 
Somerset; John F. Stapleton, Holyoke; D. W. Stowell, Hunt- 
ington; Rev. John W. Suter, Winchester; Michael Sweeney, 
Fall River; Herbert S. Thomas, Middleborough ; John W. 
Trehy, Chicopee; Rev. Alpheus E. Tuttle, Gloucester; John 
H. Walker, Cambridge; Rev. George C. Wright, Lowell. 

The Almshouse Visitors now in office are as follows : Mrs. 
Charles H. Adams, Melrose; Mrs. A. K. Bailey, Lynn; Emily 
A. Bailey, West Newbury; Mary Belle Bailey, Lancaster; 
Nellie E. Barrett, Worcester; Helen L. Batchellor, North 
Brookfield; Mrs. Charles I. Bliss, Hingham; Florence E. W. 
Bliss, Worcester; Nellie C. Boutwell, Maiden; Mrs. William 
Bray, George to^vn ; Mrs. Josephine S. Brooks, Nantucket ; 
Helen W. Brown, Reading; M. Leontiene Buck, Wilmington; 
Mrs. Gilbert J. Carter, Clinton ; Florence E. Chase, Sturbridge ; 
Mary Cummings Clark, Winchendon ; Minnie A. Clifford, Mon- 
son; Mrs. Eli Converse, West Brookfield; Ruth S. Conwell, 
Provincetown ; Mrs. D. B. Cook, Adams; Mrs. Alvah Crocker, 
Fitchburg ; Mrs. Edwin R. Crossley, North Attleborough ; Mrs. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 153 

George W. Crowther, Amesbury; Mary E. Curtis, Norwell; 
Louise G. DeLong, Medford; Anna W. Devereaux, Lowell; 
Mary A. Dudley, Wayland; Anna T. Dyer, South Braintree; 
Mary V. Esterbrook, Lunenburg; Mrs. Joseph Evans, Salem; 
Georgia E. Fairfield, Fairhaven ; Lizzie C. Flavell, Marshfield ; 
Mrs. Daniel F. Flynn, Randolph; Harriet J. Freeman, West- 
field ; Lelia F. French, Gloucester ; Mrs. Ferdinand C. Gam- 
mons, Bridgewater ; Mrs. Willard P. Gerrish, Cambridge ; Mrs. 
H. M. Goddard, Millbury; Mrs. Thomas Gogin, Melrose; Mrs. 
Myron C. Graves, Amherst; Mabel Grifiin, Sharon; Louise 
G. Hallet, Yarmouthport ; Helen A. Hanscom, Haverhill; 
Helen E. Hartwell, Ayer; Mrs. Sydney W. Hayward, Way- 
land; Miss H. E. Hooker, South Hadley; Mrs. Florence W. 
Hutchinson, Pepperell; Mrs. Elbridge R. Jackson, Gardner; 
Mrs. Henry Johnson, Shutesbury; Elizabeth E. Kelley, Fal- 
mouth; Susan Kennedy, Milton; Lida A. Kimball, E'orth 
Adams ; Mrs. Irving W. Kingman, South Hanover ; Fanny E. 
Lane, Weston; Mary H. Lane, Hadley; Mary A. Leeds, 
Woburn; Anna S. LeLacheur, West Bridgewater; Helen B. 
Lincoln, Worcester; Mrs. M. D. S. Longley, Belchertown; 
Mrs. A. N^. Lyman, Montague; Adeline May, Leicester; 
Effie A. Merrill, Peabody; Abbie E. Merritt, Ashburnham; 
Ella B. Miller, Leominster; Mrs. Charles ]S^. Morse, Fox- 
borough; Minna R. Mulligan, I^atick; Susie Bosworth Munn, 
Easthampton; Harriet E. Noyes, Ipswich; Sara O'Brien, 
Rowley; Charlotte Parsons, Mattapoisett ; Grace L. Porter, 
Manchester; Hattie H. Robbins, Lee; Mary C. Rogers, Can- 
ton; Mrs. Henry C. Rolfe, Concord; Miss M. F. Ruggles, 
Holyoke; Helen Russell, Plymouth; Mary L. Shepard, Xew 
Bedford; Annie E. Sherman, Westport ; Dr. Mary H. Sher- 
man, Brookfield ; Winifred B. Simonds, Bedford ; Mrs. Austin 
E. Smith, Springfield; May Ejiight Southwell, Somerville ; 
Bertha J. Southwick, Taunton; Grace A. Spaulding, Lexing- 
ton ; Myrtie A. Spooner, l^orth Easton ; M. Elizabeth Stebbins, 
Deerfield ; Mrs. H. W. Stevens, Lee ; Fanny C. Stone, N'ew- 
buryport; Mrs. Thomas P. Studd, Ware; Mary C. Sweet, 
Lawrence; Ann C. Taylor, Townsend; Mrs. W. P. Taylor, 
Ashfield ; Fannie L. Thrasher, Greenwich ; Mrs. L. H. Tour- 
tellotte, Marlborough; Ellen H. Underwood, South Dennis; 



154 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Alice E. Wetherbee, Fall River; Mary J. Wheeler, Athol; 
Harriet E. Wheelock, Uxbridge; Abbie M. White, Grafton; 
Mrs. E. M. White, Framingham ; Adeline V. AVood, Middle- 
borough; Laura G. Woodberry, Beverly. 

BY-LAWS OF THE BOARD. 

1. The Board shall, at its regular meeting in June in each year, 
elect by ballot a Chairman and Vice-Chairman, who shall each hold 
office for one year, or until his successor shall have been chosen. 
Any vacancy in the office of Chairman or Vice-Chairman, during 
the year for which he may be elected, shall be filled by ballot. In 
the absence or disability of the Chairman or Vice-Chairman, a 
Chairman pro tempore may be chosen as the Board may determine. 

2. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held on the first Fri- 
day of each month in the rooms of the Board at the State House, 
at two and one-half o'clock in the afternoon, or at such other place 
and hour as the Board may from time to time direct. Special 
meetings may be called by the Chairman, or, in his absence, by the 
Vice-Chairman, at such time and place as may be most convenient 
for the members of the Board; and in notifying such meetings the 
Clerk shall specify the subjects to be considered. Four members 
shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

3. The Committees of the Board shall be: (1) a Committee on 
State Adult Poor, to consist of five members; (2) a Committee on 
State Minor Wards, to consist of five members; (3) a Committee 
of General Visitation and Inspection, to consist of three members ; 
(4) a Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, to consist of four 
members; (5) a Committee on Finance, to consist of three mem- 
bers ; — all to be appointed by the Chairman ; ( 6 ) an Executive 
Committee, to consist of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, and 
the Chairmen of the Standing Committees. The Chairman of the 
Board shall be, ex officio, an additional member of each of the 
Standing Committees. The Committee on State Adult Poor and 
the Committee on State Minor Wards shall severally hold meetings 
immediately before the monthly meetings of the Board, for the 
purpose of considering the reports of the Superintendents of Divi- 
sions, and preparing recommendations for the Board. The Com- 
mittee of General Visitation and Inspection shall make monthly 
reports to the Board. The Committee on Inspection of Almshouses 
shall superintend and direct the visitation and inspection of city 
and town almshouses, and shall make monthly i*eports to the Board. 
The Committee on Finance shall have general supervision of the 
expenditures of the Board under the several annual appropriations. 
The Executive Committee shall act for the Board in the intervals 
between its meetings, whenever immediate action is demanded ; such 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 155 

action shall be reported at the next regular meeting of the Board, 
and, if no objection is made, shall be regarded as the will of the 
Board. 

4. There shall be a Clerk of the Board, to be elected by ballot at 
the regular meeting in June in each year, who shall be present at the 
meetings of the Board and of the Executive Committee, and keep a 
record of all transactions; shall receive and disburse all money; 
shall have custody of the Board^s records, files, and all funds that 
may come to the Board or its wards ; shall audit all bills, and render 
a monthly account of his audits; and shall perform such other 
duties as may be required of him, including statistical work not 
otherwise provided for. He shall be subject to the supervision of 
the Executive Committee. He shall give a bond to the Treasurer 
of the Commonwealth in the sum of four thousand dollars, with 
sufficient sureties, for the faithful performance of his duties. He 
shall also act as clerk of the Committee on State Adult Poor. 

5. There shall be a Superintendent of State Adult Poor, to be 
elected by ballot at the regular meeting in June in each year, who, 
subject to the direction of the Board, shall execute all the provisions 
of the laws relating to sane inmates of the State Hospital and the 
State Farm, the sick State poor, those ill of dangerous diseases, and 
those receiving temporary relief. He shall also make all necessary 
examinations and investigations regarding the settlement of all sane 
persons receiving public aid. He shall report to the Board, from 
time to time, for transmission to the State Board of Insanity, the 
names and histories of all unsettled inmates of the Foxborough 
State Hospital, the Massachusetts Hospital for Epileptics, and the 
Massachusetts School for the Feeble-minded. He shall make 
monthly visits to the State Hospital and the State Farm, and 
quarterly visits to the State Sanatorium, and report upon their 
condition. His reports shall be made monthly, and he shall also 
annually, on or before December 15, furnish a summary of his 
work for the preceding fiscal year. He shall certify monthly to 
the Superintendents of the Foxborough State Hospital, the Massa- 
chusetts Hospital for Epileptics, and the Massachusetts School for 
the Feeble-minded, the amounts, due from cities, towns, and indi- 
viduals for the support of inmates of the above-named institutions ; 
and shall perform such other duties as may be required of him. 
There shall be two Deputy Superintendents, who shall be under the 
direction of the Superintendent, and who shall have charge respec- 
tively of the work relating to the in-door and the out-door poor. 

6. There shall be a Superintendent of State ]\finor Wards, to be 
elected by ballot at the regular meeting in June in each year, who, 
subject to the direction of the Board, shall execute all the provi- 
sions of the laws relating to neglected and dependent children and 
juvenile offenders, and shall provide for the placing and visitation 



156 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

of all such children. Monthly visits shall be made under his direc- 
tion to the Lyman School for Boys, the State Industrial School for 
Girls and the Massachusetts Hospital School, with reports upon 
their condition. He shall make semi-annual visits to the county 
truant schools, and report upon their condition. His reports shall 
be made monthly, and he shall annually, on or before December 15, 
furnish a summary of his work for the preceding fiscal year, and 
shall perform such other duties as may be required of him. There 
shall be two Deputy Superintendents, who shall be under the direc- 
tion of the Superintendent, and who shall have charge respectively 
of the children over three years of age and of the infants. 

7. All officers elected by ballot, and all agents and other employ- 
ees appointed by the Board, shall hold office during the pleasure of 
the Board. 

8. These by-laws may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of the 
full Board, at any regular meeting, after previous notice of the 
change that is desired in the same by any member has been mailed 
to each member by the Clerk, three days, at least, before any vote 
shall be taken by the Board to make the proposed change. 

MEETINGS OF THE BOARD. 

During the official year ending N'ovember 30, 1908, the 
Board held nineteen meetings, viz., twelve regular monthly 
meetings, and seven adjourned and special meetings. The at- 
tendance of members at these meetings v^as as follows: Mr. 
Lincoln, sixteen meetings; Mr. Pratt, eleven; Miss Curtis, 
eighteen; Mr. Adams, seventeen; Mr. Tilley, nineteen; Mr. 
Johnson, fourteen; Mr. Brackett, eighteen; Mr. Ratshesky, 
eight ; Mr. Downey, twelve. There were, in addition, frequent 
meetings of the Standing Committees. The record of the 
results of these meetings is embodied in the foregoing Report. 



At a special meeting of the Board, held February 2, 1909, 
at the call of the Chairman, announcement was made of the 
death, on the 31st ult., of Charles F. Donnelly, for nearly 
thirty years a member of the Board, and for some time its 
Chairman. It was unanimously voted that the following minute 
be entered on the Board's records : — 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 157 

It is with sincere regret that we, members of the State Board of 
Charity here present, learn of the death of our most highly valued 
friend and former fellow member. Identified with the charitable 
and reformatory interests of the Commonwealth, as well as with 
deserving and successful private charities, during a large part of 
his active life, he gave to these interests his time, thought, and 
labor ungrudgingly. He gave, too, not in the way of formal ser- 
vice, but in all sincerity, and out of a hearty concern in the public 
and private welfare. His death is a great loss, not only to his 
many personal friends, but to the poor whom he so constantly 
befriended, and to the community at large. 

To the widow of our late associate, and to his surviving relatives^ 
we extend our heartfelt sympathy. 



158 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. Part I. 



ISTOTE. 

The following statement is of special interest in connection 
with the inquiry on pages 15-17 : — 



Number of Tramps, Vagrants, and Vagabonds arrested, hut not sen- 
tenced, in the Cities and Towns of the Commonwealth during the 
Year ending November 30, 1908, according to the Records of the 
Prison Commission. 





City of 


Boston. 










Male 


Female 


Total 


Tramps and vagrants 
Vagabonds 


. 




552 
12 


9 


561 
12 


Total 




564 


9 


573 



Other Cities and Towns. 



Tramps . 

Vagrants 

Vagabonds 

Total 



613 

2,206 

613 



3,432 



3 

71 

3 



77 



616 

2,277 
616 



3,509 



Total for the State. 



Tramps and vagrants 
Vagabonds 

Total 



3,371 
625 



3,996 



83 
3 



86 



3,454 
628 



4,082 



During the Same Period there were arrested and sentenced throughout 

the State: 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Tramps ....... 

Vagrants 

Vagabonds 


219 

1,523 

126 


1 

32 


220 

1,555 

126 


Total 


1,868 


33 


1,901 



It is to be noted that all the municipalities except the city 
of Boston make a separate classification of tramps and of 
vagrants. 



INDEX TO PAET I. 











PAGE 


Adult poor of cities and towns in families ...... 86 


Almshouses, city and town, summary of reports 








5 


Almshouse Visitors ..... 








152 


Auxiliary Visitors ..... 








151 


Board of Charity: 










administration ..... 








89 


by-laws ...... 








154 


committees ..... 








3 


duties 








4 


employees ...... 








147 


examining visitor of State institutions, work 


of 






69 


executive officers, law creating 








33 


finances ...... 








138 


legislation ...... 








23 


meetings ...... 








156 


membership ..... 








3 


officers ...... 








4 


organization ..... 








3 


pubh cation ..... 








7 


recommendations for legislative action . 








23, 38 


salaries of employees .... 








148 


special investigations .... 








12 


supervisory duties .... 








4 


\isitation ...... 








4 


By-laws of the Board .... 








154 


Charitable corporations, summary of reports 








8 


Children: 










city and town in families 








87 


city and town in almshouses 








88 


in custody ...... 








101 


infants . .... 


1 


03, 113, 114 


[, 115, 


116, 118 


investigations concerning 








106 


juvenile offenders, disposal of cases of . 








110 


location of ..... 








109 


movement of .... . 








112 


neglected, disposal of cases . 








111 


supervision of probation 








107 


tuition of . 








119 


visits to ..... . 








HI 


work of investigating visitors 








106 


City and to\\'n children in families 








87 


City and town paupers .... 








85 


Consumptives, State Commission on hospitals for 








57 


County Truant Schools .... 








SO 


County Truant Schools, cliange of title 








26 



160 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dangerous diseases, cases of ....... . 

District Police officers, Act authorizing appointment of officers of State 
Farm as special ..... 

Donnelly, Charles F., death of . 
Duties of Board of Charity: 

administration ...... 

supervision ...... 

Essex County Training School .... 

Estimates of Trustees of State Institutions . 
Employees of Board ...... 

Feeble-minded, law providing for State support of 

Feeble-minded women, care of . 

Financial statement ...... 

Financial supervision of State institutions . 

Graded system of employees' salaries . 

Hampden County Training School 

Henry C. Nevins Home, amendment of Act relative to 

Immigration ....... 

Industrial School for Boys ..... 

Industrial School for Boys, law establishing 
Infants: See Children. 
Investigating visitors, work of 

Laws of 1908 

Legislation ..... 

Licensed boarding-houses for infants . 
Lyman School ..... 

Manual of laws concerning charities 
Massachusetts Hospital School . 
Massachusetts State Sanatorium 

Medicine, dispensing of, to poor persons by cities and towns 
Meetings of the Board 
Middlesex County Training School 
Minors, law concerning release of, after arrest 
National Conference of Charities and Correction, Statistics of 
tutions for ...... 

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Union Training School 
Out-door poor. State . . . • . 

Parole from State Farm ..... 

Parole visitors ....... 

Pauper Abstract, sumn-iary .... 

Pauper cases, treatment of, by cities and towns . 

Pauper Returns of cities and towois, penalty for failing to make 

Penikese Hospital .... 

Probation officers for children, law providing for appointment 

Probation service, Act relative to 

Probation, supervision of . 

Recommendations of Board for Legislative action, results for 

Removals of paupers ...... 

Salaries of employees ...... 

Sanatoriums for tuberculous patients .... 

Settlement work ....... 

Sick State poor, amendment of law regarding 

Sick State Poor, cases of . 

Special investigations ...... 

State and town paupers, number and cost of 

State Farm 42, 60, 64, 71, 73 



45, 60, 65, 71, 

54, 62, 68, 
50, 62, 67, 72, 



State insti- 



of 



SIX years 



PAGE 
91 

30 
156 

89 

4 

81, 82 

59 

147 

33 

12 

138 

69 

147 

81, 83 

27 

124 

23, 56 

34 

106 

26 

23 

116 

73, 76 

7 

72, 79 

73, 78 
14 

156 

81, 83 

27 

63 

81, 84 

90, 96 

122 

151 

9 

17 

88 

96 

34 

28 

107 

24 

100 

147 

57 

99 

32 

90 

12 

10 

75, 122 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



161 



for National 



39, 59, 63, 71 

48, 61, 66, 71 



Conference of Charities and 



State Hospital . 
State Industrial School 
State Institutions, the 
State Out-door poor . 
Statistics of State Institution 

Correction .... 

Suffolk Countj"- Training School . 

Tramps and vagrants 

Temporary aid, cases of . 

Trustees of Lyman and Industrial Schools 

Tuition of State Children . 

Tubercular patients, Acts amending law establishing sanatoriums for 

United States, new contract with, concerning ahen immigration 

Wife-settlement, cases of ....... . 

Worcester County Training School ...... 



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73, 77 

38 

90 

63 

81, 84 

15, 158 

94 

61 

119 

30 

125 

92 

81, 85 



REPORT 



State Board of Chaeitt 



Part II 



Charitable Corporations 



EEPOETS OF CEETAIN CHARITABLE 
COEPORATIOiNS. 



It is provided by section 14 of chapter 84 of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by chapter 402 of the Acts of 1903, that 
^' a charitable corporation whose personal property is exempt 
from taxation under the provisions of clause three of section 
five of chapter twelve shall annually, on or before the first day 
of l^ovember, make to the state board of charity a written or 
printed report for its last financial year, showing its property, 
its receipts and expenditures, the whole number and the aver- 
age number of its beneficiaries and such other information as 
the board may require." 

Here follow abstracts of reports of corporations for the last 
financial year available. At the end of the reports will be 
found a general statement, a classification of the corporations, 
and an alphabetical index. 

Amesbury. 

AMESBURY AND SALISBURY HOME FOR AGED WOMEN,f276 Main St., 
Amesbury. (Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

Mrs. Agnes M. Horton, President; Mrs. Frances B. Clement, 
Secretary; Alfred C. Webster, Treasurer; Mrs. Wm. S. Wells, 
Superintendent. 

Home for aged women, Protestants, at least sixty years of age, 
inhabitants of Amesbury or Salisbury for five years. Admission, 
$100, and conveyance of property to Home. 

Xumber aided during year, 9. ^N'umber of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. Superin- 
tendent is paid $3 a week for each inmate, and furnishes all sup- 
plies, and is allowed to take boarders with approval of managers. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Investments withdrawn 



S471 


OS 


144 


00 


50 


00 


783 


06 


1,444 


84 


1,200 


00 


84,092 


98 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Fimeral expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. 81,361 


30 


57 


80 


287 


55 


110 


00 


7 


50 


118 00 


119 


52 


. 82,061 


67 


. 1,817 


70 


213 


61 



84,092 98 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $34,100. 

THE AMESBURY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, Amesbury. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Cyrus ^V. Eowell, President; H. Cooper, M.D., Secretary; C. 
E. Adkins, Treasurer. 

Hospital and dispensaiy work. 
Xot yet in operation. 

LADIES' CHARITABLE SOCIETY OF AMESBURY, Amesbury. (Incorporated 

1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Ella M. Childs, President; Mrs. Helen E. H. Douglas, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

To aid the Protestant poor of Amesbury. 
Xumber of families aided durinsr vear, 32. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 



8127 52 

69 30 

2,246 00 

372 44 



82,815 26 



Cr. 
Pro\-isions and suppUes 

Total expenses 
Investments during A'ear 
Cash on hand 



8519 67 

8519 67 

2,246 00 

49 59 

82,815 26 



Value of investments, $8,753.50. 



Andovee. 

ANDOVER GUILD, Brook St., Andover. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year encUng April 30, 1908. 

Burton S. Elagg, President; Miss Anne P. Hincks, Secretary; 
F. H. Jones, Treasurer; Miss Anna B. Abbott, Superintendent. 

For educational and philanthropic work in the town of Andover. 
Sewing, cooking, dressmaking, sloyd, and g}'mnasium classes; clubs 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 5 

for boys and girls; and vacation school in summer. Small fee 
charged members of clubs and classes. 

Xiimber aided during year, 343, viz., 31 paying, 300 partly 
paying, 12 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18, viz., 3 men, 15 
women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Clothing sales 
Building fund 



$51 55 
1,9G1 00 
107 90 
37 40 
113 92 
443 03 



32,714 80 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,330 95 


194 


01 


103 


85 


312 


59 


76 


40 


46 


80 


3 


65 


. 82,068 25 


480 


43 


166 


12 



S2,714 80 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,300; value of investments, $1,480.43. 



ANDOVER HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Andover. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Frederick S. Boutwell, President; Mrs. Ida M. McCurdy, Sec- 
retary; David Shaw, Treasurer. 

To establish a home for respectable aged people. 

Value of investments, $31,978.32; cash on hand, $520.85. 

Xot yet opened. 

Arlixgtox. 

SYMMES ARLINGTON HOSPITAL, Arlington, (Incorporated 1902.) 

George Y. Wellington, President; Omar AV. Wliittemore, Secre- 
tary; "William X. Winn, Treasurer. 

Establishing and maintaining a hospital and training school for 
nurses, or a home for aged and indigent married couples and 
women. 

Cash on hand, $35,323.65. 

Value of land, $2,500. 

Xot yet in operation. 

Avon, 
the lutheran orphans' home board, incorporated, main st., 

Avon. (Incorporated 1906.) 
Report for year ending April 12, 1908. 

Rev. Swan C. Franzen, President; F. A. Engstrand, Secretary; 
J. Alfred Anderson, Treasurer; ]\Iiss Amalia Eebenius, Matron. 
To provide a home for orphan and destitute children, and, if 



6 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



means can be secured, a home for aged people; Scandinavians pre- 
ferred. 

Xumber aided during year, 23, viz., 9 partly paying, 14 free. 
Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Deficit .... 



$165 24 

3,859 37 

368 25 

67 95 



$4,460 81 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,294 10 


Provisions and suppUes 


1,020 20 


Repairs and improvements . 


420 90 


Heating and hghting . 


207 33 


Printiiig, postage, and in- 




surance .... 


178 17 


Cows and feed . 


153 52 


Household articles 


534 10 


Miscellaneous 


652 49 



$4,460 81 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,600; value of household articles, $1,757.95. i 



Barnstable. 
hyannis normal students' permanent loan fund company, 

Hyannis. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1908. 

AYilliam A. Baldwin, President; Charles C. Paine, Secretary; 
Edward L. Chase, Treasurer. 

Charitable and benevolent purposes, and to aid promising stu- 
dents in procuring an education by means of loans and otherwise. 

Number aided during year, 5. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$965 96 


Loaned 


Income from investments 


25 20 




Loans repaid 


219 50 


Total expenses 
Investments during ye 
Cash on hand . 



$1,210 



Cr. 



$400 00 

$400 00 

800 00 

10 66 

$1,210 66 



Value of investments, $1,200. 



Bedford. 

WILLARD HOSPITAL, Bedford. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Edward Everett Hale, D.D., President; Sydney B. Elliot, M.D., 
Secretary and Medical Director; William E. Lloyd, Treasurer. 

Treatment of dipsomania, narcomania, and diseases of the ner- 
vous system. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 7 

Number aided during year, 42, viz., 18 paying, 16 partly pay- 
ing, 8 free. Number of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 3 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $420 22 

Subscriptions and donations 6,023 00 
On account of persons aided 2,258 65 

546 33 



$9,248 20 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


. 


$2,567 75 


Provisions and suppHes 




3,093 87 


Drugs and medicines . 




147 09 


Repairs and improvements . 


1,287 98 


Interest, insurance. 


and 




taxes 




745 03 


Heating and Hghting . 




303 11 


Printing and postage . 




297 82 


Freight and expressage 




198 92 


Furnishings 




271 78 


Miscellaneous 


"- 


268 39 


Total expenses 


$9,181 74 


Cash on hand 




66 46 




$9,248 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,000. 

Beverly. 

BEVERLY FEMALE CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Beverly. (Incorporated 1836.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Mrs. 0. F. Swasey, President; Mrs. George A. Woodbury, Sec- 
retary; Miss L. B. Kilham, Treasurer. 
To help the deserving poor. 
Number aided during year, 43. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$47 51 
78 00 
74 00 
48 20 


Aid . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $198 00 


$198 00 

49 77 


$247 77 


$247 77 



Value of investments, $2,429.87. 



BEVERLY FUEL SOCIETY, 155 Cabot St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1888.) 
Report for year ending September 3, 1908. 

Patrick J. Lynch, President; Eobert E. Endicott, Secretary; 
Charles F. Lee, Treasurer. 

To provide fuel for the worthy poor of Beverly. 
Number aided during year, 93. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $29 83 

Subscriptions and donations 295 00 

Bequests .... 350 00 

Income from investments . 293 36 

Investments withdrawn . 5,000 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 7 12 



$5,975 31 



Cr. 
Fuel 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$415 32 
1 40 

$416 72 

5,419 67 

138 92 

$5,975 31 



Value of investments, $8,342.47. 



BEVERLY HOSPITAL CORPORATION, 14 Central St., Beverly. (Incorpo- 
rated 1893.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Charles Woodbury, President; Roland W. Boyden, Secretary; 
Augustus P. Loring, Treasurer; Miss Alice C. S. Cushman, Super- 
intendent. 

Care and treatment of the sick, especially the worthy poor of 
Beverly, and other general purposes of a hospital. 

Number aided during year, 322, viz., 145 paying, 67 partly pay- 
ing, 110 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 1 man, 15 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,781 59 

Subscriptions and donations 8,191 35 

Bequests .... 344 05 

On account of persons aided . 5,024 80 

Income from investments . 594 75 



$15,936 54 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Surgical supplies 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $4,564 37 
. 3,544 67 


443 


67 


199 


86 


1,183 


10 


. 1,243 

658 


83 
09 


. $11,837 
344 


59 
05 


. 3,754 


90 



$15,936 54 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,500; value of investments, $14,000. 



FISHER CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 173 Cabot St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1809.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1908. 

William E. Driver, President; Robert R. Endicott, Secretary; 
Charles H. Kilham, Treasurer. 

To aid the worthy poor of Beverly. 
Number aided during year, 85. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . S343 12 

Income from investments . 1,568 46 



Cr. 

Pro\dsions and supphes 
Miscellaneous 



Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,911 58 

Value of investments, $45,842.88. 



$1,174 50 

6 25 

$1,180 75 

730 83 

$1,911 58 



NEW ENGLAND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR DEAF MUTES, 113 Elliott St., 
Beverly. (Incorporated 1879.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Dudley L. Pickman, President; Albert Boyden, Secretary; 
Samuel P. White, Treasurer; Martha Oakley Bockee, Principal. 

To teach the pupils the English language, using both the oral 
and manual methods; and to give them an industrial training, so 
that they may support themselves. 

Xumber aided during year, 36. ISTumber of beds, 34. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $279 13 

Subscriptions and donations 1,858 00 

Income from investments . 214 56 

Farm .... 353 25 

State appropriation . . 3,500 00 



$6,204 94 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest and insurance 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$3,402 


53 


1,676 


87 


227 


71 


135 


05 


255 


35 


$5,697 


51 


507 


43 



$6,204 94 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $4,948.37. 



OLD LADIES' HOME SOCIETY, 12 Lovett St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1885.) 
Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

Miss Lizzie F. Cressy, President; Mrs. Mary F. Putnam, Secre- 
tary; Edward S. Webber, Treasurer; Emma J. Eraser, Matron, 

Home for aged women at least sixty years of age, residents of 
Beverly for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 7. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



10 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

Admission fee 

Income from investments 

Insurance . 

On account of real estate 

Withdrawn from savings 

bank 
On account of mortgage 
Miscellaneous 



$21 


41 


689 


54 


250 


00 


100 


00 


1,093 


G9 


225 


00 


1,000 00 


400 


00 


500 


00 


43 


28 


$4,322 92 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Mortgage loan . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$735 67 

1,248 65 

81 26 

1,000 00 

$3,065 58 

1,000 00 

257 34 



$4,322 92 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,100; value of investments, $23,533.90. 



Boston. 

ADAMS NERVINE ASYLUM, 990 Centre St., Jamaica Plain. (Incorporated 

1877.) 

Report for j^ear ending April 30, 1908. 

Henry Parkman, President; Amory Eliot, Secretary; Henry B. 
Chapin, ^rea5^^rer;. Daniel H. Fuller, Resident Physician; Zetta 
F. Barlow, Matron. 

Care and relief of indigent, debilitated, and nervous persons, 
not insane, inhabitants of Massachusetts, and of other persons 
not indigent. 

Xumber aided during year, 187, viz., 61 paying, 60 partly pay- 
ing, ^^ free. Number of beds, 51. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 57, viz., 12 men, 45 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$3,694 51 


Salaries and wages 


$20,894 82 


On account of persons aided 


21,363 47 


Provisions and supplies 


16,589 87 


Income from investments 


32,053 72 


Drugs and medicines . 


641 35 


Sale of investments 


1,306 25 


Repairs and improvements 


3,753 29 


Miscellaneous 


544 84 


Heating and lighting . 


5,474 41 






Printing and postage . 


299 58 






Water and ice . 


1,232 99 






Stable 


863 16 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


2,916 86 




$52,666 33 






Cash on hand 


6,296 46 




$58,962 79 


$58,962 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$120,000; value of other property, $767,290.55, viz., investments, 
$761,290.55; furniture, $6,000. 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



11 



THE AMERICAN HUMANE EDUCATION SOCIETY, 19 Milk St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending February 29, 1908. 

George T. Angell, President; Guy Richardson, Secretary; Hon. 
Henry B. Hill, Treasurer. 

Education of the American people by Humane Societies, Bands 
of Mercy, etc. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $10,279 91 

Subscriptions and donations 1,929 93 
Bequests .... 635 57 

Income from investments . 6,942 72 
Sales of publications . . 1,168 93 



$20,957 06 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Prize essays 
Books and papers printed for 

distribution . 
Insurance, storage, etc. 
Travelling expenses, etc. 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$1,400 00 
1,715 00 

5,249 92 
1,025 20 
1,289 78 



$10,679 90 

635 57 

9,641 59 

$20,957 06 



Value of investments, $142,932.57. 



AMERICAN INVALID AID SOCIETY OF BOSTON, 707 Tremont Building, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

Hon. Louis C. Southard, President; Mrs. Elizabeth W. Waite, 
Secretary; A. B. Upham, Treasurer. 

To assist needy persons in incipient stages of consumption, and 
others suffering from climatic ills, — usually by removing them 
to more favorable localities. 

Number aided during year, 273. 

Number of paid officers or emplo3'ees, 1 woman. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 



$22 08 
6,692 71 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Expended for invalids 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


$842 46 
. 5,845 73 




. $6,688 19 
26 60 


$6,714 79 


$6,714 79 



AMERICAN MOUNT COFFEE ASSOCIATION, 43 Tremont St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D.D., President; Mrs. M. Cravash 
Simpson, Secretary; Rev. D. D. Addison, Acting Treasurer; Mrs. 
Jane E. D. Sharp, Superintendent. 



12 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Establishing^ supporting, and maintaining schools in the Re- 
public of Liberia for the dissemination of religious, educational, 
and industrial instruction. The Association is applying its energy 
at present in assisting in carrying on the school for young aborig- 
inal girls at Mount Coffee, Liberia, and in collecting funds for the 
erection of a building there. 

Number aided during year, 18. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$1,211 44 

708 99 

21 14 



$1,941 57 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing and postage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$345 00 

20 75 

175 00 

$540 75 
1,400 82 

$1,941 57 



AMERICAN PEACE SOCIETY, 31 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1848.) 
Report for year ending Ma,y 1, 1908. 

Robert Treat Paine, President; Rev. Benjamin F. Trueblood, 
D.D., Secretary; Thomas H. Russell, Treasurer. 
The promotion of universal peace. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 4 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 
Income from investments . 
Publication and hterature . 
Miscellaneous 


$3,918 79 

12,714 07 

850 00 

337 31 

1,126 24 

69 76 


Salaries and wages 
Rent . . . . 
Office expenses . 
Travelling expenses of sec- 
retaries 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 


$5,308 33 

700 00 

3,065 75 

650 00 


$9,724 08 
1,291 39 
8,000 70 




$19,016 17 


$19,016 17 



Value of investments, $6,192.08. 



AMERICAN RAMABAI ASSOCIATION, ?22 Boylston St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1899.) 

Report for year ending February 29, 1908. 

Rev. Charles Cuthbert Hall, D.D., President; Mrs. S. B. Cap- 
ron. Secretary; Curtis Chipman, Treasurer; Ramabai Dongre Med- 
havi. Principal of Schools. 

To assist in educating and otherwise helping widows, deserted 
wives, and unmarried women and girls, of the higher castes in 
India. Schools in India. 

Number aided during year, about 2,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



13 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 
Rentals . . . . 



$1,308 


58 


4,234 


32 


18 


58 


1,000 


00 


S6,561 


48 



Cr. 
Forwarded to India 
General expenses 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$3,815 50 

923 27 

$4,738 77 
1,822 71 

$6,561 48 



Property in India, consisting of land and buildings; value not 
stated. 



ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE, 51 Carver St., Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

Mrs. Huntington Smith, President; Mrs. Arthur T. Cabot, 
Secretary; Livingston Gushing, Treasurer; Mrs. Sarah Vincent, 
Matron. 

Care of lost, homeless, aged, and suffering animals. 

Xumber cared for during year, 17,129. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 9 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $16,075 04 

Subscriptions and donations 17,602 86 

Bequests . . . .1,155 25 

Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 735 07 

Entertainments, fair, etc. . 3,909 08 

Publication of paper . . 1,575 41 

Horse rescue fund . . 1,276 00 



$42,328 71 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro"visions and supplies 
Horse rescue fund 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing and advertising 
Heating and lighting . 
Humane education 
Publication of paper . 
Interest on mortgages 
Taxes, water rates, and in 

surance 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j-ear 
Cash on hand 



. $7,072 29 


779 


34 


636 


25 


6,710 


64 


946 


75 


460 


53 


108 


20 


. 1,734 


51 


900 


00 


442 


83 


. 1,821 


38 


. $21,612 


72 


. 6,000 


00 


. 14,715 


99 



$42,328 71 



Value of property o^\'ned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000 (mortgaged for $27,500) ; value of investments, $2,153.89. 



ARMY NURSE ASSOCIATION OF MASSACHUSETTS, G. A. R. Headquarters, 

State House, Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1908. 

Mrs. Fanny T. Hazen, President; Mrs. Margaret Hamilton, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Lovisa B. Downs, Treasurer. 

To assist needy nurses in Massachusetts who served in the army 
hospitals during the civil war. 

Xumber aided during year, 3. 



14 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $10 85 

Subscriptions and donations 56 00 

From sale . . . . 27 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 65 00 



$158 85 



Cr. 
Printing and postage 
Aid . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$10 00 
76 50 
32 14 



$118 64 
40 21 

$158 85 



ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF BOSTON, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1881.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Charles P. Putnam, M.D., President; Miss Alice L. Higgins, 
General Secretary; Henry B. Cabot, Treasurer; George A. God- 
dard. Cleric. 

To raise the needy above relief, diminish pauperism, aid the 
poor to help themselves, secure harmonious action of the charities 
of Boston, etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 4,599. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 50, viz., 3 men, 47 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . . . $2,358 30 


Salaries and wages 


$30,954 05 


Subscriptions and donations 27,098 88 


Rents . . . . 


2,519 00 


Bequests .... 56,516 82 


Fuel and light . 


293 11 


Income from investments . 7,030 08 


Printing, postage, and sta- 




Sale of Directory of Chari- 


tioner}'- . . . . 


1,791 51 


ties . . . . 194 91 


Office expenses, equipment. 




Sale of property . . 12,995 70 


and telephone 


2,483 41 


Miscellaneous ... 180 67 


Part paj^ment on Directory 


500 00 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


1,107 02 




$39,648 10 




Investments during year 


62,976 97 




Cash on hand . " . 


3,750 29 


$106,375 36 


^106,375 36 



Cr. 



Value of investments, $140,600.10. 



ASSOCIATION FOR THE WORK OF MERCY IN THE DIOCESE OF MASSA- 
CHUSETTS, 244 Townsend St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Charles F. Wentworth, President; Miss A. E. Wheelwright, 
Secretary; Leverett S. Tuckerman, Treasurer; Miss Helen Paine, 
Assistant Treasurer; Mrs. C. G. Bruner, Matron. 

The rescue and relief of fallen women, and charitable work con- 
nected therewith. 

Number aided during year, 90, viz., 45 women, 45 children; 2 
partly paying, 88 free. Number of beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



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15 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sales of work done in home . 



S153 19 

4,252 46 

168 25 

487 54 

429 00 



$5,490 44 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
On account of mortgage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,430 


29 


. 2,209 


84 


572 


41 


506 


00 


62 


65 


245 


68 


210 


21 


. $5,237 


08 


108 


66 


144 


70 



$5,490 44 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,250 (mortgage, $4,000) ; value of investments, $12,949.95. 

ASSOCIATION OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH FOR WORKS 
OF MERCY, Baker St., West Roxbury. (Incorporated 1871.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Kev. Adolph Biewend, President; John A. Yolk, Secretary; Emil 
Eeichenbach, Treasurer; Mrs. Marie Shroolert, Matron. 

To aid orphans and half-orphans of three years of age and over 
(German Lutherans preferred), under the name of the Martin 
Luther Orphan Home. 

Number aided during year, 40, viz., 1 paying, 9 partly paying, 
30 free. Number of beds, 54. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
From insurance companies 

for fire loss 
Miscellaneous 



$1,298 95 

2,074 60 

715 30 

279 12 

2,380 00 

249 50 



$6,997 47 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Cemetery . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,231 


25 


. 1,431 


35 


. 2,883 


92 


549 


29 


369 


15 


397 


36 


. $6,862 


32 


135 


15 



$6,997 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,000; value of investments, $10,000. 



ASSOCIATION OF THE HAWTHORNE CLUB, 3 Garland St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1906.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Miss Lilian V. Eobinson, President; Mrs. Eobert Grant, Sec- 
retary; Charles E. Stratton, Treasurer. 

Industrial training for children, and maintenance of summer 
pla3^ground. 

Number aided during 3'ear, 500, viz., 200 in classes, 300 in play- 
ground. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 2 boys, 2 women. 



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Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


S2,214 93 


Salaries and wages 


S364 11 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,808 00 


Provisions and supphes 


389 66 


Interest on deposits 


45 51 


Repairs and improvements . 


788 46 






Rent . . . . 


325 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


137 15 




S2,004 38 






Cash on hand 


3,064 06 




$5,068 44 


$5,068 44 



AUXILIARY RELIEF BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN AND POLISH JEWISH 
CENTRAL COMMITTEE AT JERUSALEM, 5 Stillman St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 16, 1908. 

Isaac B. Eeinherz, President; Eabbi S. J. Friederman, Secretary; 
Max Kronberg, Treasurer. 

To assist needy Eussian, Polish, and American Jews in Jerusa- 
lem. 

I^umber aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$2 45 
3,015 75 



$3,018 20 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$842 00 


Printing and postage . 


14 00 


Charitable expenditures 


. 2,106 00 


Charitv boxes . 


50 00 


Miscellaneous 


3 00 


Total expenses 


. $3,015 00 


Cash on hand . 


3 20 




$3,018 20 



BARNARD MEMORIAL, 10 Warrenton St., Boston. (Incorporated 1863.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

Thomas Hills, President; Edward A. Talbot, Secretary; Frank 
T. Vose, Treasurer; Eev. B. F. McDaniel, Superintendent; Mrs. 
Amelia Edwards, Assistant Superintendent. 

A children's church. Free educational, charitable, and religious 
work. 

Xumber aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 6 men, 9 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $414 71 

Subscriptions and donations 312 66 

Income from investments . 4,167 07 

Miscellaneous . . . 252 41 



So, 146 85 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Insurance 
Christmas expenses, choir 

etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. S2,738 


64 


378 


47 


539 


47 


189 


50 


119 


60 


! 204 


99 


388 47 


. S4,559 


14 


587 


71 



35,146 85 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



17 



A^alue of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$82,000; value of investments, $88,215. 



BAY STATE DISPENSARY, 357 Hanover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

S. J. Lawson, President; S. S. Bradford, Secretary; H. H. Tay- 
lor, Treasurer. 

For the purpose of free medical and surgical treatment for all 
classes of people. 

Number aided during year, 1,648, viz., 1,148 partly paying, 
500 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S4 63 

Subscriptions and donations 636 75 

On account of persons aided . 969 77 

From entertainments . . 475 00 



S2,086 15 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Pleating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Water tax 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. Sl,151 


00 


93 


62 


206 


47 


250 


00 


280 


00 


53 


19 


35 00 


6 


87 


. S2,076 


15 


10 


00 



S2,086 15 



THE BENEFICENT SOCIETY OF THE NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OP 
MUSIC, Huntin^on Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1908. 

Mrs. Silas Peirce, President; Miss Caroline B. Ellis, Secretary; 
Mrs. Henry M. Dunham, Treasurer. 

To aid needy and deserving students of the Conservatory by 
loaning them money without interest. 

Xumber aided during year, 11. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Dues .... 

Income from investments 
Returned loans . 
Concert .... 



SI, 708 59 
49 00 
199 00 
160 17 
578 50 
701 75 

S3,397 01 



Cr. 

Printing and postage . , S72 20 

Loans to beneficiaries . . 1,029 00 

Miscellaneous . . 10 30 

Total expen.ses . . Sl,lll 50 

Cash on hand . . . 2,285 51 

$3,397 01 



Value of property: investments, $4,405.11; subject to loans, 
$9,272. 



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BENEVOLENT AID SOCIETY FOR ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS, 18 North St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Louis A. Frothingham, President; Francis B. Malgeri, Secretary; 
John O^Hare, Treasurer; Olynipia De Feo, Matron. 

To assist Italian immigrants by giving them advice, information, 
and help. 

Eeport sent back for correction, and not returned. 



BENOTH ISRAEL SHELTERING HOME, 15 Cooper St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1891.) 

Philip Shaffer, President; A. Allen, Secretary; M. Kronberg, 
Treasurer; E. Shrogo, Superintendent. 

To give temporary shelter to deserving Israelites, and aid them 
to obtain employment. 

Xo report. 



THE BERKLEY INFIRMARY, 44 D wight St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908, 

Frederick S. Pratt, President; Miss Lucy E. Dewey, Secretary; 
Clinton L. Eddy, Treasurer; Samuel Breck, M.D., Medical Di- 
rector. 

To care for sick worthy poor, especially those sent by churches 
of the Congregational denomination and other religious or semi- 
religious organizations: and to advance the knowledge and care 
of disease. 

Number aided during year, 710, viz., 353 paying, 255 partly 
paying, 102 free. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


S73 91 


Salaries and wages 


S411 25 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,614 60 


Drugs and medicines . 


232 60 


On account of persons aided . 


582 88 


Repairs and improvements . 


104 30 


Income from investments . 


88 25 


Rent .... 


123 00 






Heating and lighting . 


27 54 






Printing and postage . 


17 50 






Purchase of Infirmarv^ House, 








44 Dwight Street . 


1,000 00 






IMiscellaneous 
Total expenses 


215 42 




S2,131 61 






Cash on hand . 


228 03 




S2,359 64 


S2,359 64 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500. 



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BETHANY UNION FOR YOUNG WOMEN, 14 Worcester St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1889.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Arthur E. Mason, President; James H. Wliitman, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Mrs. Adelaide B. Kimmell, Superintendent. 

To furnish a home for Protestant young women earning small 
wages. 

Number aided during year, 43, viz., 43 paying, 1 free. Number 
of beds, 33. 

Number of paid oflScers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 



S587 62 
1,341 23 

200 00 
4,707 68 

617 10 



$7,453 63 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,390 

. 2,930 

249 


12 
12 
71 


688 


62 


90 


97 


912 


30 


. 86,261 
. 1,191 


84 
79 



S7,453 63 



A^alue of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$18,500; value of investments, $6,308. 



BETHESDA SOCIETY, 32 Rutland St., Boston. (Incorporated 1854.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

, President; Mrs. Harold Murdock, Secretary; 



Miss Alberta M. Houghton, Treasurer; Miss i^bbie T. Anderson, 
Superintendent. 

To aid " The Refuge in the City of Boston " in retaining the 
property it now holds by defraying the expenses of the family to 
the utmost of its ability. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



S756 46 

192 00 

2,150 24 

59 23 



$3,157 93 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . 81,888 28 

Supplies . . . . 199 83 

Repairs and improvements . 58 54 

Printing and postage . . 71 18 

Miscellaneous . . . 118 75 



Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Value of investments, about $50,000. 



$2,336 58 
821 35 

S3, 157 93 



20 



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[P. D. 17. 



BOARD OF MINISTERIAL AID, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1869.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Arthur C. Farley, Secretary; John P. Freese, Treasurer. 

To receive funds to be used for the aid, support, or comfort of 
aged, disabled, superannuated, or needy ministers of the Orthodox 
Congregational denomination in the Commonwealth, or of the 
widows and children of such ministers. 

Number aided during year, 46. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

Incomie from investments 
Securities sold . 



$565 34 


2,388 


72 


1,175 


00 


2,609 


40 


9,643 


58 


$16,382 04 



Cr. 



Aid 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$4,324 99 

$4,324 99 

11,457 50 

599 55 

$16,382 04 



Value of investments, $58,882.66. 



BOSTON ASSOCIATION FOR THE RELIEF AND CONTROL OF TUBER- 
CULOSIS, 4 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Edward 0. Otis, M.D., President; Mrs. Mary Morton Kehew, 
Clerk; George S. Mumford, Treasurer; Walter E. Kruesi, Sec- 
retary. 

To promote a careful study of conditions regarding tuberculosis 
in Boston; to educate public opinion as to the causes and pre- 
vention of tuberculosis; and to arouse general interest in securing 
adequate provision for the proper care of tuberculous patients in 
their homes and by means of hospitals and sanatoria. (Day camp 
sanatorium for 75 consumptives, Conness estate, Eiver Street, 
Mattapan. ) 

Number aided during year, 1,493. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 4 men, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,884 70 

Subscriptions and donations 13,695 83 

Interest on deposits . . 36 21 

Contribution to special fund 2,039 88 

Sale of napkins, etc. . . 220 18 

Rent of travelling exhibit . 925 05 



$18,801 85 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and lighting 

Printing and postage 

Travelling exhibit 

Board at Holy Ghost Hos 

pital 
Loan repaid 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $5,180 72 


. 3,348 


18 


754 


48 


250 


04 


66 


00 


. 1,785 


70 


1,379 


90 


. 3,539 


88 


. 1,000 


00 


355 


41 


. $17,660 31 


. 1,141 


54 



$18,801 85 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



21 



A^alue of property o\\Tied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,000 ; value of other property, $700, viz., office equipment, $200 ; 
exhibit, $500. 



BOSTON BRANCH BARON DE HIRSCH FUND, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1908. 

Ferdinand Strauss, President; Edward E. Norton, Secretary; 
A. C. Eatshesky, Treasurer; Max Mitchell, Superintendent. 

To assist and instruct Jewish immigrants, and provide for their 
removal and settlement in places outside of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 553, viz., 6 paying, 40 partly pay- 
ing, 507 free. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Interest on deposits 



$1,057 65 

1,666 78 

1,521 88 

61 15 

S4,307 46 



Cr. 



Disbursements . 

Total expenses 
Casii on hand 



S3, 104 20 

$3,104 20 
1,203 26 

$4,307 46 



BOSTON CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY, 43 Charity Building, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1865.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Horatio A. Lamb, President; Eobert B. Stone, Clerk; I. Tucker 
Burr, Treasurer; Charles W. Birtwell, General Secretary. 

To investigate cases of children in need, provide homes for them 
in private families, take juvenile offenders on probation, undertake 
oversight of children in their own homes, place libraries in families, 
etc. 

Number aided during year: 1,407 children investigated; 770 
placed in families, viz., 184 paying, 586 free; 213 in charge of 
probation agent; 608 in home libraries. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 18, viz., 5 men, 13 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sale of investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$43 81 
25,994 92 

3,000 00 
13,446 78 
10,328 11 
22,633 89 

9,013 27 



$84,460 78 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . $15,871 48 
Office supplies . . . 315 74 
Travel . . . . 1,496 68 
Heating and lighting . 531 35 
Printing, postage, and sta- 
tionery .... 820 56 
Board, clothing, and sun- 
dries of children placed out 27,394 30 
Miscellaneous . . . 1,669 57 

Total expenses . . $48,099 68 

Investments during vear . 31,374 59 
Cash on hand . * . . 4,986 51 

$84,460 78 



Value of investments, $140,000. 



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BOSTON CHILDREN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 48 Rutland St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1834.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

C. C. Converse, President; Mrs. Adelaide A. Thomas, Secretary; 
"William Quiney Wales, Treasurer; Seymour H. Stone, General 
Secretary. 

The society interests itself in needy children, caring for them 
in selected private families, under constant supervision; relatives 
pay according to ability. Also supervises children in their own 
homes. 

Number dealt with during year, 649 ; number aided during year, 
170, viz., 32 paying, 51 partly paying, 87 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Investments paid 



$1,348 52 


5,369 


11 


7,008 


45 


7,036 


85 


4,161 


02 


1,500 


00 


$26,423 


95 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Board and clothing 
Travel, etc. 

Rent and office expenses 
Printing, postage, telephone. 

etc. ... 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j^ear 
Cash on hand 



$4,840 83 

11,168 50 

890 56 

513 32 

784 29 
589 58 



$18,787 08 
5,069 63 
2,567 24 

$26,423 95 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $97,030.97. 



THE BOSTON CITY HOSPITAL, 818 Harrison Ave., Boston; South Depart- 
ment, 745 Massachusetts Ave., Boston; Relief Station, Haymarket Sq., 
Boston; Convalescent Home, 2150 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. (Incor- 
porated 1880.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

A. Shuman, President; Conrad J. Eueter, Secretary; George 
H. M. Eowe, M.D., Superintendent. 

For the temporary relief of sick or injured persons. 

Number aided during year, 13,911, viz., 4,592 paying and partly 
paying, 9,319 free. Number of out-patients, 79,596. Number of 
beds, 905, with temporary addition of 244 on account of scarlet 
fever and measles epidemic. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 557, viz., 235 men, 322 
women. 



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23 



Dr. 



City appropriation 


$485,000 


00 


Income from investments 


. 1,974 


00 


Premium for unloading coal 


52 


50 


State patients ^ . 


. 36,059 


73 


City and town patients * 


. 21,799 


99 


Private patients^ 


. 27,023 


4V 


Collections bv Board of 




Health for contagious cases 




at hospital ^ 
Sale of old material ^ . 


. 30,116 95 


162 


78 


Miscellaneous ^ . 


5 05 




$602,194 47 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . $201,824 45 

Pro\'isions and supplies . 253,970 68 
Repairs and improvements . 29,820 13 



Total hospital expenses 
Paid to City Collector 
Unexpended balance . 



$485,615 26 

. 115,167 97 

1.411 24 



$602,194 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,204,263; value of investments, $76,050. 



BOSTON DISPENSARY, corner Bennet and Ash Sts., Boston. (Incorporated 

1801.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Eobert A. Boit, President; Moses Williams, Jr., Secretary; 
Philip S. Parker, Treasurer; Gilbert E. Payson, Superintendent. 

To give medical advice and relief to the sick poor of Boston. 

Xumber aided during year, 108,575, viz., 34,786 partly paying, 
73,789 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 8 men, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On accoimt of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Investments paid in . 
Prescriptions, bottles, etc. 
Miscellaneous 



$2,200 39 

12,959 00 

2,550 00 

4,897 77 

14,414 37 

20,165 63 

11,010 09 

600 00 



$68,797 25 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Running expenses 

Drugs and medicines . 

Repairs and improvements 

Advertising 

Heating and lighting . 

Taxes 

Insurance 

IMiscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments duiing year 
Cash on hand . " . 



$15,779 


42 


. 5,616 


18 


. 4,590 


17 


. 15,085 


02 


284 


45 


. 2,062 


86 


319 


59 


578 


78 


155 


59 


. $44,472 06 


. 20,941 


70 


. 3,383 


49 



$68,797 25 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$145,000; value of other propert}^, $293,000, viz., investments, 
$285,500; furniture, $7,500. 



^ These receipts from paying patients and i^ale of old material, etc., amounting to S115,- 
167.97, were paid to the City Collector, and were not available to be used for hospital 
purposes. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



BOSTON EMERGENCY AND GENERAL HOSPITAL, 144 Kingston St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1908. 

Thomas F. Galvin, President; E. G. Priest, Secretary and Super- 
intendent; C. A. Miller, Treasurer. 

Treating, operating upon, and caring for persons suffering from 
sickness, disease, and injury of every nature. 

Number aided during year, 50,543, viz., 957 paying, 37,109 
partly paying, 12,477 free. Number of beds, 27. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 43, viz., 13 men, 30 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 







Cr. 




$167 


69 


Salaries and wages 


. $18,206 04 


2,698 


65 


Provisions and supplies 


. 5,589 90 


45,955 


83 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,727 83 






Repairs and improvements 


112 74 






Rent, heating, and lighting 


8,000 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


. 13,923 84 




. $47,560 35 






Cash on hand . 


. 1,261 82 


$48,822 


17 


$48,822 17 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$10,000. 



BOSTON FATHERLESS AND WIDOWS' SOCIETY, 1145 Old South Building, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1837.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Mrs. A. J. Gordon, President; Miss Harriet E. Freeman, Sec- 
retary; Thomas J. Emery, Treasurer. 

To furnish aid to widows (mostly aged) who partially support 
themselves. 

Number aided during year, 144. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,396 58 

Subscriptions and donations 415 00 

Bequests .... 1,410 27 

Income from investments . 7,013 85 

Loans paid . . . 10,400 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 266 62 



$22,902 32 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses . 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$6,095 00 
73 55 

$6,168 55 

11,670 00 

5,063 77 

$22,902 32 



Value of investments, $96,200. 



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25 



BOSTON FEMALE ASYLUM, 1008 Washington St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1803.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Miss Abby M. Storer, President; Mrs. Arthur H. Nichols, Sec- 
retary; Miss Sarah C. Paine, Treasurer; Miss Lucy Ward Stebbins, 
General Secretary; Mrs. M. F. Holmes, Visitor. 

Care and industrial training of destitute girls who are boarded 
in families, generally in the country. Relatives are expected to 
contribute, if possible, towards their support. When of a suitable 
age the girls are put in places to earn their own living. At all 
times they are under careful supervision. 

Number aided during year, 106, viz., 8 partly paying, 98 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Rent of rooms . 
Sale of investments 
Miscellaneous 



$5,363 86 

93 25 

43,782 33 

188 14 
19,972 24 

800 00 
10,307 00 

101 43 



$80,608 25 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and clothing 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Board of children 
Travelling expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$2,160 


00 


1,925 


94 


426 


48 


287 


76 


. 8,837 


57 


475 


83 


918 


05 


. $15,031 


63 


. 58,298 


64 


. 7,277 


98 



$80,608 25 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$115,000; value of investments, $444,703. 



THE BOSTON FLOATING HOSPITAL, 54 Devonshire St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Edward R. Warren, Chairman of Trustees; William H. Brainerd. 
Cleric; George C. Lee, Jr., Treasurer; Miss Alice P. Goodwin, 
Superintendent of Nurses; G. Loring Briggs, Manager. 

Medical and hygienic care of children under six years of age 
on Floating Hospital, Boston harbor, during the summer months. 

Number aided during year, 3,658. Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 105, viz., 38 men, 67 
women. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $44,286 97 
Income from investments . 800 68 

Interest on deposits . . 196 41 



$45,284 06 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Maintenance charges . 

Fuel and towing 

Medical supplies 

Postage, printing, and sta- 
tionery . 

Rent and administration 
expense 

Sundry operating expenses 

Sundry patients' expenses 

Insurance . 

Interest charges 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $15,489 
. 5,728 


77 
35 


. 1,666 
. 1,892 
. 4,356 


48 
69 
52 


. 1,495 54 


. 1,293 
669 


12 
09 


. 1,314 99 
. 1,094 67 
. 4,221 48 


. $39,222 
. 6,061 


70 
36 



$45,284 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$119,562.51; value of investments, $23,500. 

THE BOSTON HARBOR CLUB, 287 Hanover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

W. Mclver, President; Miss Edna Brown, Secretary; W. D. Den- 
nett, Treasurer. 

To promote temperance, provide helpful entertainment, and pro- 
mote the general welfare of seamen. Auxiliary to the Boston Sea- 
man^s Friend Society. 

No report. 

THE BOSTON HEBREW CHARITABLE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION, Boston. 

(Incorporated 1904.) 

Simon Alexander, President; David Lipman, Secretary; Jacob 
Cohen, Treasurer. 

Defraying the funeral expenses of poor Hebrews. 
No report. 



BOSTON-HEBREW LADIES AID ASSOCIATION, 1031 Washington St., Boston 
(Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Bertha Alter, President; Juliivs Hirsch, Secretary; Pauline Gold- 
berg, Treasurer. 

To give pecuniary aid to the poor of Hebrew faith. 

Number aided during year, 307. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Entertainments . 



Cr. 



$298 17 
294 50 
354 00 


Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Printing and postage . 

Aid .... 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


$24 00 
24 00 
30 00 

693 17 




$771 17 
175 50 


$946 67 


$946 67 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



27 



BOSTON HOME FOR INCURABLES, 2049 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. (In- 
corporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

E. Pierson Beebe, President; J. Grafton Minot, Secretary; 
Charles R. Sturgis, Treasurer; Mrs. Adelaide S. Gardner, Super- 
intendent. 

To establish and maintain a home for the care and treatment of 
persons afflicted with incurable diseases and disorders. 

Number aided during year, 58, viz., 6 partly paying, 52 free. 
Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 3 men, 22 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


Sl,825 93 


Subscriptions and donations 


, 2,164 GO 


Bequests . 


200,124 00 


On account of persons aided 


1,219 05 


Income from investments 


12,050 45 


Annuities . 


3,000 00 


Bonds paid 


5,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


87 50 




$225,470 93 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$8,171 47 


Provisions and supplies 


5,433 16 


Repairs and improvements 


2,299 84 


Heating and lighting . 


1,297 96 


Miscellaneous 


611 66 



Total expenses . . $17,814 09 

Investments during year (in- 
cluding securities received 
with bequests) . . 201,544 93 

Cash on hand . . . 6,111 91 



$225,470 93 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$52,700; value of investments, $399,702.22. 



BOSTON INDUSTRIAL HOME, 17 Davis St., Boston. (Incorporated 1877.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Capt. Rufus G. F. Candage, President; Robert W. Hastings, 
M.D., Secretary; Charles D. Bagnall, Treasurer; Oliver C. Elliott, 
Superintendent. 

To provide a home for worthy people out of emplo3nnent until 
they can obtain situations. 

Number aided during year, 40,374, nearly all partly paying. 
Number of beds, 125. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 27 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$1,436 93 


Donations 


302 10 


Becjuests . 


20,382 82 


On account of persons aided 


4,346 49 


Income from investments 


374 70 


Sale of coal and wood 


37,781 33 



$64,624 37 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Stable expense . 
Lighting and telephone 
Printing and stationery 
Coal and wood . 
Water rates and insurance 
Car fares and postage 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $6,475 


00 


. 3,589 


58 


1,181 


17 


. 2,075 


77 


525 


65 


219 


55 


. 29,569 


98 


403 


80 


208 97 


. $44,249 47 


. 18,545 


61 


. 1,829 


29 



$64,624 37 



28 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$57,000; value of other property, $28,545.61, viz., investments, 
$23,045.61; horses, wagons, machinery, and furniture, $5,500. 



BOSTON LEGAL AID SOCIETY, 53 State St., Room 1033, Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1900.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1907. 

Charles P. Greenough, President; Charles L. De Normandie, 
Secretary; George A. Goddard, Treasurer. 

To provide legal assistance for the worthy poor who are unable 
to pay for it. 

Number aided during year, 1,099. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $1,023 07 

Subscriptions and donations 2,275 GO 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 35 75 



$3,333 82 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Rent 
Printing and postage 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$2,202 33 
502 33 
128 35 

$2,833 01 
500 81 

$3,333 82 



BOSTON LYING-IN HOSPITAL, 24 McLean St., Boston. (Incorporated 1832.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Nathaniel Thayer, President; William D. Sohier, Secretary; 
James E. Hooper, Treasurer; Mrs. E. J. A. Higgins, Superin- 
tendent. 

To aid worthy deserving women at time of confinement. 

Number aided during year, 765, viz., 385 paying, 150 partly pay- 
ing, 230 free. Also, 2,067 out-patients. Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 37, viz., 1 man, 36 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$5,871 73 


Subscriptions and donations 7,333 50 


Bequests . 


8,611 48 


On account of persons aided 


10,007 00 


Income from investments 


9,527 06 


Annuitv 


1,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


960 86 



$43,311 63 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, and tele- 
phone 
Household supplies 
Out-patient department 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $9,638 86 


. 7,874 


41 


1,975 


57 


1,091 


60 


210 


00 


. 2,408 65 


750 00 


. 1,497 


74 


1,000 


84 


986 


75 


. $27,434 42 


. 6,330 


00 


. 9,547 


21 



$43,311 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$77,700; value of investments, $265,192.52. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



29 



BOSTON NEWSBOYS' AID ASSOCIATION, Boston. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Thomas Gurin, President; David Gurin, Secretary; Abraham 
Shankman, Treasurer. 

To aid the needy newsboys of Boston and vicinity. 
Xot yet in operation. 



BOSTON NORTH END MISSION, Office, 613 Ford Building, Boston, and Mount 
Hope Home for Children, Bourne and Florence Sts., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1870.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Charles W. Kidder, President; A. D. Auryansen, Secretary; 
Silas Pierce, Treasurer; Eev. Cyrus L. D. Yomikin, Superin- 
tendent. 

Temporary provision for destitute children, returning them to 
relatives when able to care for them, or placing them out in free 
homes under supervision. Also guardianship and supervision of 
girls and young women found morally neglected and without proper 
home influence. 

Xumber aided during year, 106, viz., 60 partly paying, 46 free. 
Number of beds, 42. 

Number of paid ofiicers or employees, 10, viz., 4 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . Sl,074 36 


Salaries and wages 


S3,773 35 


Subscriptions and donations 5,632 78 


Pro\'isions and supphes 


3,346 91 


Bequests .... 25,026 36 


Repairs and improvements . 


531 36 


On account of persons aided . 2,080 24 


Rent of office and telephone 


301 45 


Income from investments . 365 GO 


Printing, postage, and pub- 




Rents . . . . 675 GO 


lishing . . . . 


906 45 


Miscellaneous ... 223 37 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


468 36 




89,327 88 




Investments during year 


24,042 78 




Cash on hand . " . 


1,706 45 


335,077 11 


S35,077 11 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$16,000; value of investments, $38,001.08. 



BOSTON NURSERY FOR BLIND BABIES, 66 Fort Ave., Roxbury. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Horace G. Allen, President; Miss B. J. Daniel, Secretary; Miss 
Isabel Greeley, Treasurer; Miss Jane A. Russell, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of blind babies, especially the homeless and 
neglected, under five years of age, from the New England States; 
and to assist poor parents in the care of their blind babies. 



30 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 22, viz., 15 partly paying, 7 free. 
Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Sale of investments 

Miscellaneous 



$1,057 02 

4,124 21 

3,500 00 

504 00 

723 00 

500 00 

23 40 



$10,431 63 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Pro\'isions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Taxes 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,733 


01 


. 1,034 


18 


467 


34 


550 


00 


308 35 


205 


65 


82 


37 


72 


89 


. $4,453 


79 


. 4,728 


88 


. 1,248 96 



$10,431 63 



Value of investments, $18,834.24. 



BOSTON PARENTS' EDUCATION ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF CHILDREN, 

Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Munroe Chiekering, President; Robert H. Hallowell, Secretary 
and Treasurer. 

Assistance and education of deaf children. 
Not yet in operation. 



BOSTON PILOTS' RELIEF SOCIETY, 41 Lewis Wharf, Boston. (Incorporated 

1866.) 

Report for year ending Januarj"" 12, 1908. 

Wm. y. Abbott, President; Charles E. Stearns, Secretary; Joseph 
W. Colby, Treasurer, 

To aid needy pilots holding licenses for the port of Boston, their 
widows, and minor children. 

Number aided during year, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Dues from members . 
On account of mortgage 



$978 


16 


9,234 


18 


132 


00 


3,977 


18 


$14,321 


52 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . $300 00 

Pensions to widows and 

pilots .... 5,790 00 
Miscellaneous . . . 69 16 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$6,159 16 

7,538 10 

624 26 

$14,321 52 



Value of investments, $158,557.74. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



31 



BOSTON PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION, 32 Charity Building, Boston, rincor- 

porated 1854.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Hon. Charles R. Codman, President; William Hedge, Secretary; 
P. T. Jackson, Treasurer; William H. Pear, General Agent, 
To relieve the out-door poor, and suppress street beggary. 
Number aided during year, 6,573. 
Number of paid oflScers or employees, 7, viz., 3 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . .827,107 74 


Salaries and wages 


. S8,765 07 


Subscriptions and donations 8,156 71 


Relief disbursed 


. 19,874 87 


Bequests .... 1,000 00 


Rent 


385 00 


Income from investments 


Heating and hghting . 


137 41 


and annuities . . . 24,594 42 


Printing and postage . 


304 27 


Investments collected . 77,968 75 


Miscellaneous 


. 2,452 27 


Miscellaneous . . . 76 96 






Total expenses 


. 831,918 89 




Investments during year 


. 106,095 51 




Cash on hand . ' . 


890 18 


§138,904 58 


S13S,904 58 



Value of investments, $491,000. 

BOSTON SEAMAN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 287 Hanover St., Boston, and Vine- 
yard Haven. (Incorporated 1829.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Eev. Alexander McKenzie, D.D., President; Charles F. Strat- 
ton. Secretary and Treasurer; Eev. Gilbert B. Cutler, Superin- 
tendent. 

Ministering to the spiritual, moral, and temporal wants and 
needs of seamen. 

dumber aided during year, not given. 

N'umber of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 8 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . So, 525 10 

Subscriptions and donations 6,933 38 

Bequests . . . . 1,099 45 

Income from investments . 5,291 85 

Miscellaneous . . . 67 21 



$18,916 99 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Supplies for chapel and read- 
ing room 

Expenses of pubhshing "Sea 
Breeze" 

Repairs and improvements . 

Rent .... 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and advertising 

Expenses at Vineyard Haven 

Expenses at Tarpaulin Cove 

Aia to destitute seamen 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$9,336 


25 


802 


76 


462 


02 


131 


01 


137 


70 


756 


20 


569 


58 


1.5.59 


47 


162 


21 


799 


28 


670 


44 



$15,386 92 

3,063 75 

466 32 

$18,916 99 



32 



STATE BOARD OF CHAmTY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,575; value of other property, $80,309.32, viz., investments, 
$78,309.32; furniture, $2,000. 



THE BOSTON SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS, 
196 Hanover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Mrs. Charles G. Ames, President; Miss A. E. Wadsworth, Sec- 
retary; Elliot C. Lee,. Treasurer. 

To provide an Italian bureau of advice, instruction, and legal 
counsel, and whatever further assistance may be possible for Italian 
immigrants. 

Cash on hand, $242.49. 

Active work temporarily suspended. 

BOSTON SOCIETY OF DECORATIVE ART, 184 Boylston St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1882.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Mrs. Jacob C. Eogers, President; Mrs. Stephen M. Weld, Sec- 
retary; Boylston A. Beal, Treasurer; Miss Elizabeth M. Smith, 
Superintendent. 

To raise the standard of art needlework, and provide for the 
sale of contributors' handiwork. 

Number aided during year, 157. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Sale of articles and materials 



Cr. 



$3,068 92 


Salaries and wages 


$3,656 GO 


189 75 


Paid workers and contribu- 




1,282 75 


tors 


5,763 50 


11,258 41 


Rent 


1,980 00 




Materials . 


1,194 08 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


767 04 




$13,360 62 




Cash on hand 


2,439 21 


$15,799 83 


$15,799 83 



Value of property, $31,340, viz., investments, $28,740; stock on 
hand (estimated), $2,600. 



BOSTON TRAVELER CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 76 Summer St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1907.) 
Report for year ending October 1, 1908. 

John H. Fahey, President; Maud A. I^ugent, Cleric; C. N. 
Young, Treasurer; Mary A. Lavin, Trained Nurse. 

Providing rest and recreation for indigent people, particularly 
mothers and young children; aiding certain charities; and in gen- 
eral helping to improve the condition of the poor of Boston. 



Part II.l 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



33 



Number aided during year^ 6,020. 

Xumber of paid officers or einplo3'ees, 6, viz., 4 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 







Cr. 




$225 


94 


Salaries and wages 


$932 15 


5,094 


55 


Telegraph and telephone 


33 44 


10 


34 


Rent 


300 00 






Heating and ice 


IS 60 






Printing and postage . 


112 25 






Transportation . 


960 57 






Cottage maintenance and 








board of children at farms 


> 2,230 11 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


138 82 




84,725 94 






Cash on hand 


604 89 



S5,330 83 



S5,330 83 



BOSTON YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, 40 Berkeley St. 
and 68 Warrenton St., Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Arabella Howe, President; Miss Abbie W. Covel, Secretary; 
Mrs. John F. Suckling, Treasurer; Miss S. T. Buttrick and Mrs. 
S. E. Morse, Superintendents. 

Temporal, moral, and religious welfare of young women who 
are dependent upon their o^ti exertions for support. 

Number aided during year, 13,750, viz., 2,500 paying, 7,500 
partly paying, 3,750 free. 

]^umber of paid officers or employees, 98, viz., 3 men, 95 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . S15,113 84 


Salaries and wages 


S32,735 23 


Subscriptions and donations 2,659 00 


Pro\-isions and suppUes 


52,279 37 


Bequests .... 32,359 76 


Repairs and improvements 


24,775 94 


On account of persons aided . 87,514 53 


• Rent . . 


2,000 00 


Income from investments 5,539 15 


Heating and lighting . 


5,463 OS 


Borrowed for con.struction of 


Printing and postage . 


533 15 


new building . . . 55,000 00 










Total expenses 


S117,786 77 




Investments during year 


9,750 00 




Ca.sh on hand 


70,649 51 


S198,186 28 


8198,186 28 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$217,600; value of investments, $121,760. 



THE BOYS' INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRY, 1158 Tremont St., Roxbury. (In- 
corporated 1885.) 

Edward Everett Hale, President; J. Stilman Smith, Secretary; 
Henry F. Miller, Treasurer; J. B. Stewart, Superintendent. 

For street boys and girls, with class rooms for work in many in- 
dustries, club rooms, gymnasium, and library. 

No report. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



BRIGHAM HOSPITAL AND NORTH END DISPENSARY, 26 Charter St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1888 and 1896.) 

Report for 3'ear ending August 31, 1908. 

Percy H. Brigliam, M.D., and John P. Moses, Presidents; J. M. 
Hunter, Secretary; Eugene Shurtleff, M.D., Treasurer and Super- 
intendent; E. D. Dahlquest, M.D., Resident Physician. 

Medical and surgical aid to the sick poor of Boston and vicinit}\ 

Number of cases during year, 4,743, viz., 3,698 partly paying, 
1,036 free. Number of beds, 5. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 3 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$258 04 


Salaries and wages 


$1,165 37 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,067 00 


Provisions and supplies 


775 25 


On account of persons aided . 


1,077 00 


Drugs and medicines . 


283 85 


Miscellaneous 


542 00 


Repairs and improvements . 


210 50 






Heating and hghting . 


120 44 






Printing and postage . 


60 09 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


70 50 




$2,686 00 






Cash on hand . 


258 04 




$2,944 04 


$2,944 04 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$11,000. 



BRITISH CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 5 Park Sq., Boston. (Incorporated 1818.) 

G. H. Windeler, President; Thomas T. Stokes, Secretary; F. J. 
Stark, Treasurer. 

Eelief and assistance of needy persons born in the British empire, 
and their immediate descendants. 

No report. 



BROOKE HOUSE, 79 Chandler St., Boston. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1908. 

Mrs. Jacob C. Eogers, President; Miss Marianne Paine, Secre- 
tary; Walter Hunnewell, Treasurer; Miss Sarah E. Gardner, 
Superintendent. 

Home for working girls at moderate cost. 

Number aided during year, 205, all partly paying. Number of 
beds, 64. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 3 men, 9 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



35 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $5,024 95 

Subscriptions and donations 1,518 00 

On account of persons aided . 21,693 65 

Income from investments . 224 95 



$28,461 5;: 



Cr. 
Salaiies and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest on mortgage 
On account of mortgage note 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S6,09G 37 
12,487 72 


732 


80 


1,686 


02 


56 


09 


485 


56 


5,000 


00 


144 


48 


$26,689 04 
1,772 51 


$28,461 


55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$64,000; value of investments, $4,000. 



THE BUNKER HILL BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION, 10 Wood St., and Boylston 
Chapel, rear 10 Wood St., Charlestown. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1908. 

James H. Whitman, President; Frank S. Mason, Secretary; 
George F. Tufts, Treasurer; Richard A. Briggs and S. Mabel 
Newell, Superintendents. 

To take boys between eight and sixteen years of age off the streets 
at night, and give them moral, manual, and physical training. 
No distinction as to race, creed, or condition of life. 

Number aided during year, 634, all partly paying. 

Number of paid officers or emplo3'ees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $400 00 
Subscriptions and donations 4,772 29 
On account of persons aided . 334 06 
Entertainment benefit sum- 
mer camp . . . 88 50 
Miscellaneous . . . 120 00 



S5,714 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Interest, water, etc. 
Care of building 
Repairs and improvements 
Subscription expense . 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Books and games 
Classes 

Summer work 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,869 


50 


137 


00 


73 


85 


749 


06 


168 


81 


244 


87 


169 


40 


45 


65 


405 


01 


. 1,108 05 


212 


37 


. $5,183 


57 


531 


28 



.$5,714 85 



Value of property owmed and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,000 (less mortgage, $2,000) ; value of furniture, office fixtures, 
etc., $2,000. 



36 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



BURNAP FREE HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 38 Pleasant St., Dorchester. (In- 
corporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

J. Converse Gra}-, President; Miss Mary A. Fitch, Secretary; 
Geo. G. Quincy, Treasurer; Miss Nettie Aldrich, Matron. 
Free home for aged women. 

Number aided during year. 10. Number of beds, 10. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


. S3,464 55 


Salaries and wages 


$522 00 


Bequests . 


. 6,190 00 


Pro\-isions and supplies 


954 21 


On account of persons aided 


2.447 27 


Rent 


660 00 


Income from investments 


493 83 


Heating and Hghting . 


186 50 






Printing and postage . 


37 75 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


15 70 




. S2,376 16 






Investments during year 


7,545 14 






Cash on hand 


. 2,674 35 




$12,595 65 


$12,595 65 



Value of property ovraed and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,000; value of investments, $7,735.57'. 



BURRAGE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, Bumkin Island, Boston Harbor Boston. 

(Incorporated 1903.) 

Albert C. Burrage, President; Albert C. Burrage, Jr., Secretary; 
Alice H. Burrage, Treasurer; Bertha Carvell, Matron. 

Establishing and maintaining in the State of Massachusetts a 
charitable, medical, and surgical hospital for sick and crippled 
persons, etc. 

No report. 



CARNEY HOSPITAL, Old Harbor St., South Boston, (Incorporated 1865.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Sister Gonzaga, President, Treasurer, and Sister Superior; Sister 
M. Bernard, Secretary. 

Care of the sick and poor, irrespective of creed, color, or national- 
ity, — contagious diseases excepted. 

Number aided during year, 2,217, viz., 1,088 paying, 160 partly 
paying, 969 free. Number of beds, 143. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 102, viz., 28 men, 74 
women. 



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37 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Rents 

Training school . 
Entertainments . 
Out-patient department 
Optical department 
Miscellaneous 



$2,593 

8,850 

13,220 


89 
70 
00 


40,381 
210 


61 
00 


580 


00 


3,464 


55 


9,575 
5,470 


61 
70 


2,565 99 
976 00 


$87,895 05 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Bedding and linen 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest and insurance 
Loan returned . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$14,635 78 
34,308 87 
7,235 62 
6,222 69 
1,243 75 
7,987 31 
239 13 
5,513 47 
6,000 00 
1,827 42 



$85,214 04 
2,681 01 

$87,895 05 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$250,000 ; value of investments, $5,000. 



CHANNING HOME, corner Francis and Bellevue Sts., Boston. (Incorporated 

1858 and 1861.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Samuel A. Green, M.D., President; Algernon Coolidge, Jr., M.D,, 
Secretary; James P. Parmenter, Treasurer; Mrs. M. E. P. Fen- 
nell. Matron. 

Free home for sick, destitute Avomen, especially those suffering 
from chronic and incurable diseases. 

Number aided during year, 49. Number of beds, 22. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $5,123 05 

Subscriptions and donations 40 00 

Bequests .... 2,550 00 

Income from investments . 6,729 81 



$14,442 86 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, and tele 

phone 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,830 00 


2,191 


07 


182 


73 


1,085 


24 


827 


45 


137 


56 


415 


70 


. $7,669 75 


2,095 


47 


4,677 


64 



$14,442 86 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,000; value of investments, $134,159. 



CHARITABLE BURIAL ASSOCIATION, 9 Baldwin Place, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1894.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Abraham Moss, President; I. Mendelsohn, Secretary; J. Wolf- 
man, Treasurer. 

To provide for the burial of indigent Hebrews. 



38 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Xumber aided during year, 56, viz., 22 partly paying, 34 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Miscellaneous 



$199 55 

444 90 

166 50 

50 00 



Ct. 

Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Burial expenses 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 



I Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



860 70 

324 57 

421 43 

24 00 

22 50 



SS(iO 95 



8853 20 
7 75 

S860 95 



CHARITABLE IRISH SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1809.) 
Report for j-ear ending March 17, 1908. 

John F. Sullivan, President; Jeremiah W. Fogarty, Secretary; 
Thomas F. Taff, Treasurer. 

Temporary assistance to needy Irish immigrants and others. 

Xumber aided during year, 107. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. I Cr. 

Cash on hand . . . 89,864 25 Salaries and wages 

Subscriptions and donations 925 00 i Pro\isions and supplies 

Income from investments . 376 54 j Rent 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 

I Total expenses 
i Cash on hand 



SI 1,165 79 



S400 00 


503 


26 


125 00 


138 


48 


15 


00 


81,181 


74 


9,984 05 


$11,165 


79 



CHARITABLE SURGICAL APPLIANCE SHOP, at Children's Hospital, Hunt- 
ington Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Eobert "W. Emmons, 2d, President and Treasurer; Aug. Thorn- 
dike, M.D., Secretary; Theodore H. Bartol, Foreman. 

The promotion and improvement of the art of making medical 
and surgical appliances and apparatus, and the supplying of such 
apparatus to poor persons and others. 

Xumber aided during year, not stated. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 9 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 

From institutions and indi- 

\'iduals for apparatus . 13,203 04 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 528 41 



I Cr. 

$1,072 93 I Salaries and wages 
Supplies, etc. 
Tools and machinery 
Heating, lighting, etc. 
Miscellaneous 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



814,804 38 



. 87.630 


78 


. 3.482 


09 


93 


96 


180 


52 


670 


11 


. 812,057 


46 


. 1,000 


00 


. 1.746 


92 



$14,804 38 



Part II, 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



39 



Value of property, $8,840, viz., investments, $7,000; tools and 
machinery, $1,840. 



CHILDREN'S HEALTH FUND, 31 Exchange St., Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

William E. Litchfield, President; William J. Foley, Secretary; 
George W. AvereU, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To provide homes, also Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, for 
poor and neglected children, send them to the country and sea- 
shore in summer, provide harbor excursions for them, etc. 

Xumber aided during year, 2,006. 

Xumber of paid ofiicers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



Cr. 



.S63 48 


Salaries and wages 


S147 75 


1,004 25 


Pro\'isions and suppHes 


193 05 




Rent .... 


120 00 




Printing and postage . 


38 02 




Board, excursions, car fares. 






Thanksgi\'ing and Christ- 






mas dinners . 
Total expenses 


555 S3 




$1,054 65 




Cash on hand 


13 08 


$1,067 73 


$1,067 73 



THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, Huntington Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1869.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Francis W. Hunnewell, President; Francis H. Brown, M.D., 
Secretary; Gordon Abbott, Treasurer; Sister Katherine, Super- 
intendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of children between the ages 
of two and twelve, residents of Boston. 

INTumber aided during year, 7,358 (including out-patients), 
nearly all free. Number of beds, 100. 

N'umber of paid officers or employees, 33, viz., 4 men, 29 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $18,027 07 

Subscriptions and donations 3,489 00 
Bequests . . . . 113,162 44 

On account of persons aided . 11,460 96 
Income from investments . 23,544 17 
Surgical appliance shop re- 
ceipts .... 4,278 76 
Securities sold or matured . 23,002 00 
Miscellaneous . . 1,670 16 



$198,634 56 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$14,216 64 


Provisions and supplies 


16,623 55 


Drugs and medicines . 


2,733 06 


Repairs and improvements . 


4,149 47 


Rent of nurses' home 


3,120 00 


Surgical appliance shop pay- 




ments . . . . 


4,547 68 


Annuity . . . . 


200 00 


Pathological laboratory, fur- 




niture, heating, lighting. 




printing, telephone, laun- 




dvy, etc. 


12,345 38 


Miscellaneous 


4,098 16 


Total expenses 


$62,033 94 


Investments during j-ear 


81,783 87 


Cash on hand 


54,816 75 



$198,634 56 



40 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1' 



Value of property ownecl and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$323,546.66; value of other propert}^ $625,143.78, viz., invest- 
ments, $504,414; site for new hospital, $120,729.78. 



THE CHILDREN'S MISSION TO THE CHILDREN OF THE DESTITUTE IN 
THE CITY OF BOSTON, 277 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1864.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Henry M. Williams, President; Rev. Christopher R. Eliot, Sec- 
retary; William H. Slocum, Treasurer; Parker B. Field, Super- 
intendent. 

To help all needy children for whom application may be made, 
by advising and guiding them at home, by securing adequate assist- 
ance along special lines, by placing them for shorter or longer 
periods in private families carefully selected and supervised, and 
by finding suitable homes for their adoption. 

Number aided during year, 259, viz., 85 paying, 51 partly pay- 
ing, 123 free; also 684 children assisted without removal, and 
77 refugees from the Chelsea fire cared for. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


Sl,fi80 39 


Salaries and wages 


$7,830 88 


Subscriptions and donations 


, 3,515 


06 


Pro\'isions and supplies 


1,295 51 


Bequests . 


3,453 


06 


Drugs, medicines, and medi 




On account of persons aided 


5,278 


72 


cal service 


605 64 


Income from investments 


18,794 


17 


Shoes and clothing 


2,311 94 


Chelsea Fire Rehef Fund 


298 


00 


Repairs and improvements 


210 09 


Securities sold . 


10,999 


20 


Board of cliildren 
Travel, etc. 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, and ad- 
vertising 
Chelsea Fire Relief 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


11,493 06 

747 83 
179 83 

1,602 77 

151 85 

1,102 01 




$27,531 41 








Investments during j'^ear 


10,411 94 








Cash on hand 


6,075 25 




$44,018 60 


$44,018 60 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$145,400; value of investments, $323,869.74. 



THE CHILDREN'S PROGRESSIVE LYCEUM ASSOCIATION NO. 1 OF BOSTON, 

200 Huntington Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

Mrs. M. J. Butler, President; Geo. A. Geuthner, Secretary; H. 
C. Berry, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Eeligious and charitable work in the interests of spiritualism. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



41 



including teaching of children, and assistance for the needy with 
food, clothing, and money. 

Number aided during year, 17. 

Number of paid ojBBcers or emplo3^ees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on liand . . $45 15 

Subscriptions and donations 250 78 



S295 93 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S49 GO 

36 25 

210 GO 



$295 25 
68 



S295 93 



CHURCH HOME FOR ORPHAN AND DESTITUTE CHILDREN, Broadway, 
N and Fourth Sts., Boston. (Incorporated 1858.) 

Report for year ending October 15, 19G7. 

Et. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Eev. R. H. Howe, 
D.D., Secretary; George H. Richards, Treasurer; Miss Grace S. 
Timlow, Matron. 

To provide a home, education, and moral and religious training 
for orphan and destitute children, in accordance with the usages 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

Number aided during year, 120. Number of beds, 76. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 1 man, 11 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Investments sold 
Miscellaneous 



$1,134 


54 


5,433 


50 


2,0G0 


00 


836 


03 


7,277 


75 


10,439 


50 


37 


57 


$27,158 


89 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Board, clothing, etc. . 
Visiting 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



S3, 142 


72 


4,290 


40 


552 


48 


717 


70 


96 


78 


. 3,946 


66 


648 


18 


1,G1G 


13 


. $14,405 


05 


. 11,353 


12 


1,400 


72 



S27,158 89 



Value of property o^vned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$57,000; value of investments, $187,799.30. 



CITY MISSIONARY SOCIETY, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1820.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Jacob P. Bates, President; Rev. D. W. Waldron, Secretary; 
Samuel F. Wilkins, Treasurer. 

Religions and benevolent work; including home at Eliot, Me., 
open in summer for poor mothers and children, and maintained 
at the expense of " Fresh Air Fund." 



42 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



Xumber aided during year, 1,254 families; also a day's vacation 
or a visit to the countiy for 10,152 persons. 

!N"umber of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 1 man, 22 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S2,678 22 

Subscriptions and donations 40,478 7C 

Bequests .... 8,478 62 

Income from investments . 4,801 93 



§56,437 53 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $15,168 40 

Repairs and improvements . 364 79 

Rent, heating, and Hghting . 580 00 

Temporary reUef . . 7,913 74 
Thanksgi\'ing and Christmas 

charities . . . 6,780 08 

Fresh Air Fund . 12,444 80 

Miscellaneous . . . 2,690 44 

Total expenses . .145,942 25 

Investments during year . 8,484 58 
Cash on hand . . . 2,010 70 

.S56.437 53 



Value of investments, $107,400. 

THE COLUMBUS DAY NURSERY OF SOUTH BOSTON, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1907.) 

Report for year ending Januarj' 1, 1908. 

David W. Creed, President; John Cronin, Secretary; Peter W. 
Walsh, Treasurer; Miss M. Ford, Matron. 

Providing a home during the day time for the children of work- 
ing mothers. 

Number aided during year, 9,404, viz., 7,312 paying, 2,092 free. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. Cr. 

Subscriptions and donations .'?2,104 80 Salaries and wages 
Bequests . . . . 50 00 j Provisions and supplies 

On account of persons aided . 365 70 ! Repairs and improvements 

Miscellaneous . 1,24.3 14 Interest, taxes, and insur- 

ance 
Heathig and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 

i Total expenses 
Investments during j^ear 
Cash on hand 



$374 54 

642 13 

1,132 44 

192 92 
121 77 
100 25 



$3,763 64 



.S2,.%4 05 
750 00 
449 59 

S3, 763 64 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,250; value of investments, $750. 



CONFERENCE OF BAPTIST MINISTERS IN MASSACHUSETTS, Room 505, 
Tremont Temple, Boston. (Incorporated 1862.) 

Report for year ending October 2, 1908. 

Eev. Hermon S. Pinkham, President; Eev. Frederic S. Boody, 
Secretary; Joseph E. Perry, Ph.D., Treasurer. 
To aid needy and aged Baptist ministers. 



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43 



Number aided during year, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S2,222 84 

Subscriptions and donations 431 29 

Bequests .... 12,133 33 

Income from investments . 9,718 78 



S24,o06 24 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$390 00 


Rent . . . 


100 00 


Heating and lighting . 


5 00 


Printing and postage . 


75 00 


Beneficiaries 


. 3,495 43 


Miscellaneous 


19 87 


Total expenses 


. S4,085 30 


Investments during year 


. 19,255 90 


Cash on hand . " . 


1,165 04 




§24,506 24 



Value of investments, $259,301.10. 

THE CO-WORKERS FRATERNITY COMPANY, Boston. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Rev. Hiram Yrooman, President; Arthur D. Ropes, Secretary 
and Treasurer. 

For general educational purposes, including supporting and 
maintaining teachers, lecture courses, and for printing and dis- 
tributing educational literature. 

Value of investments, about $9,000. 

Not yet in operation. 



CULLIS CONSUMPTIVES' HOME, 560 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester. (Incor- 
porated 1871.) 

Report for year ending: September 30, 1908. 

Hon. Elbridge Torrey, President; Mrs. Marie C. Mallorj^ Sec- 
retary; Rev. E. D. Mallory, Treasurer; Mrs. C. M. Torrey, Matron. 

Care of needy consumptives in the last stages of the disease, with- 
out reference to age, sex, color, nationalit}-, or creed; Boston 
patients preferred. 

Number aided during year, 103. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 5 men, 16 women. 



Dr 



Cash on hand 


•SI 19 o9 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,485 57 


Beque.sts .... 


33,724 31 


Income from investments 


682 30 


Ladies' auxiliarv 


690 56 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Pro\'i.sions and supplies 
I Drugs and medicines . 

Repairs and improvements 
I Blacksmith, hay, and grain 
i Heating and lighting . 

Printing, postage, and tele- 
phone 

Interest and loans paid 

Water, report, and insurance 

Miscellaneous 

j Total expenses 

j Investments during year 

I Cash on hand 



. S5,162 


11 


. 8,055 


/ / 


144 


92 


1,549 


43 


lis 


56 


. 1,970 


84 


85 


31 


. 18,083 


35 


e 569 


50 


262 


37 


. $36,608 


16 


1,016 


63 


77 


54 



.?37,702 33 



$37,702 33 



44 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$185,399; value of investments, $15,666.20. 



DAHLGREN MEMORIAL HALL ASSOCIATION, E St., South Boston. (In- 
corporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

J. Payson Bradley, President; Arthur Neilson, Secretary; Ben- 
jamin P. Drown, Treasurer. 

To assist indigent and destitute soldiers and sailors of the War 
of the Eebellion and their widows and orphan children. 

Number aided during year, 20. 

jSTumber of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from rents 
Interest on deposits 



1 Cr. 

S903 23 ] Sahiries and wages 
2,261 75 I Relief given 

26 22 I Repairs and improvements 
I Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 



Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$3,191 20 



$750 


00 


100 


00 


643 


48 


659 


77 


250 00 


$2,403 


25 


787 


95 


$3,191 


20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,600. 



DEVENS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Universalist Church, Church Court, Charles- 
town. (Incorporated 1856.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Mrs. Mary J. Day, President; Mrs. Elizabeth G. Hooper, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Elizabeth H. Brown, Treasurer. 

The promotion of charitable and benevolent objects in the city 
of Charlestown. 

dumber aided during year, 27. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Interest on deposits 



$39 67 
329 00 



S308 67 



Salanes and wages 
Aid given . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



$14 00 
318 99 



$332 99 
35 68 

$368 67 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



45 



DORCHESTER RELIEF SOCIETY, 204 Adams St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 

1904.) 

Keport for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Pilchard C. Humphreys, President; Mrs. Sarah F. K. Nash, 
Secretary; Clarence B. Humphreys, Treasurer; Miss H. Eugenia 
Bruce, Agent. 

Relief of the poor of Dorchester, regardless of race, creed, color, etc. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . $84 42 

Subscriptions and donations 2,592 38 

Income from investments . 114 17 



$2,790 97 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provnsions and suppUes 
Rent 

Printing and postage . 
Board and loans 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S431 


50 


. 1,028 


52 


226 


50 


123 


35 


461 


09 


504 


28 


. S2,775 


24 


15 


73 



S2,790 97 



Yalue of investments, $2,621.46. 



DOROTHEA DIX HALL ASSOCIATION, 748 Columbus Ave., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1904.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Rev. William Harman Van Allen, President; Mrs. A. L. Glover, 
Secretary; Lewis A. Armistead, Treasurer; Mrs. Annie Y. Sharp, 
General Manager. 

To care for, protect, and educate stage children and children of 
actors. 

Xumber aided during year, 30, viz., 12 paying, 14 partly pa3ring, 
4 free. Number of beds, 26. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Board of children 
Membership fees 
School tuition (outside 

scholars) 
Miscellaneous 



.S3 13 52 
.337 25 
500 00 

1,273 21 
109 00 

195 00 
1,715 00 



$4,442 98 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest on mortgage . 
Heating, lighting, and water 
Printing and postage . 
Payment on mortgage 
Telephone 
Launtlry 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S761 


25 


1,155 


48 


385 


10 


330 


00 


r 250 


07 


204 


54 


500 


00 


8G 


84 


103 


07 


504 


09 


. $4,280 44 


162 


54 



$4,442 98 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000. 



46 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



EAST BOSTON LADIES' GMILATH CHASED SEL EMETH ASSOCIATION, 
corner Grove and Paris Sts., East Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Flora Swig, President; Bessie Goldstein, Treasurer. 
To give free burial to dead members of poor families, and to 
defray all other funeral expenses of the poor. 
jSTo report. 

ELIZABETH PEABODY HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 87 89 Poplar St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Rev. Charles G. Ames, President; Miss Alice A. Burditt, Secre- 
tary; Edward J. Holmes, Treasurer; Mrs. Robert K. Rogers, As- 
sistant Treasurer; Miss Edna Dickerson, Superintendent. 

Educational and social work in the immediate neighborhood, 
without regard to age, sex, color, nationality, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 1,100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Residents' board, etc. . 
Payment of note 



81,8.35 .32 

o,01G 31 

180 91 

1,063 82 

1,000 00 



$9,096 36 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent and taxes . 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, and tele- 
phone . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$3,022 10 

1,233 51 

351 12 

1,412 92 

298 74 

218 63 
326 76 



$6,863 78 
2,232 58 

$9,096 36 



Value of investments, $1,810. 



ELLEN M. GIFFORD SHELTERING HOME CORPORATION, Appleton Road, 
Brighton. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Josephine MacC. Shaw, President; Herbert B. Gushing, Treas- 
urer; Albert H. Perkins, Superintendent. 
Care of stray and abandoned animals. 
Number cared for during year, 1,743. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 

Dr. ! 



men. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 

Income from investments 



$1,056 25 
6,277 29 



$7,333 54 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,111 


80 


. 1,460 


97 


285 


65 


205 


98 


315 


60 


. $3,380 00 


. 3,122 


60 


830 94 



$7,333 54 



Part 11. ] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$21,100; value of investments, $105,890.94. 

ELLIS MEMORIAL AND ELDREDGE HOME, 12 Carver St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1900.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

Miss Louise B. Graves, President; Miss Ellen Bullock, Secre- 
tary; Francis L. Coolidge, Treasurer; Miss Jane R. McCrady, Head 
Worker. 

A neighborhood house; to help develop the latent forces of the 
neighborhood toward better social conditions. 

jSTumber aided during year, 300, all partly paying. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,670 69 

Subscriptions and donations 4,713 73 

On account of persons aided . 75 GO 



$6,459 42 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent and mortgage interest 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Vacation camp expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,961 


14 


507 


86 


222 


76 


t 427 


50 


285 


13 


258 


77 


690 


47 


213 


19 


. $4,566 


82 


. 1,892 


60 



$6,459 42 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,700. 

THE EMPIRE THEATRICAL CHARITABLE AND BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Thomas F. Meagher, President; Daniel J. Murphy, Treasurer. 

Mutual advancement and protection, and to provide funds for the 
care of sick or indigent members; to promote and hold lectures, 
sacred and secular concerts, and other public entertainments for 
the benefit of the society; and generally to do all things necessary 
or expedient for the mental or physical welfare of the members, 
or for any other member of the theatrical or musical profession. 

No report. 



THE EPISCOPAL CITY MISSION, 1 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1843.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., Bishop of Massachusetts, 
President; Chas. H. Baldwin, Secretary; George S. Self ridge. 
Treasurer; Rev. Frederick B. Allen, Superintendent. 

To search out the religious needs of the city of Boston, and con- 
duct missionary work within its limits. 



48 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Xumber aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 60, viz., 13 men, 47 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Borrowed . 



Cr. 



S6,798 63 


Salaries and wages 


$26,215 60 


38,701 59 


Provisions and supplies 


386 95 


11,146 39 


Repairs and improvements 


1,337 36 


1,108 33 


Rent . . 


520 00 


1,168 75 


Heating and lighting . 


3,028 11 


9,000 00 


Printing antl postage . 
Insvirance and taxes . 


1,297 46 




1,735 01 




Notes and interest 


7,905 47 




Diocesan Board Missions 


5,205 11 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


2,674 17 




$50,305 24 




Investments during year 


14,338 36 




Cash on hand 


3,280 09 


$67,923 69 


$67,923 69 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$156,300; value of investments, $35,422. 



THE EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND, 519 Tremont 
Temple, Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for yeBx ending December 31, 1907. 

Dr. James B. Bell, President; Eev. C. L. Page, Recording Secre- 
tary; S. M. Sayford, Treasurer and General Secretary. 

To promote evangelical interests by securing for churches and 
communities evangelists, gospel soloists, pulpit supplies; also by 
conducting special evangelistic meetings, and by providing for daily 
visitation of the hospitals of Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 58. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 3 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Earnings of secretaries 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$1,416 37 


Salaries and wages 


. S4,932 06 


9,001 36 


Hospital visitation 


. 1,948 44 


634 82 


Bible class 


452 48 


1,374 58 


Field and small town work 


1,381 13 




Rent 


600 00 




Printing and literature 


300 10 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


1,394 50 




. $11,008 71 




Cash on hand . 


1,418 42 


$12,427 13 


$12,427 13 



FAITH AND HOPE ASSOCIATION, Hubbardston. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Mrs. M. C. Kirby, President; Miss Annie B. Tubbs, Secretary; 
Emma Ware Boardman, Treasurer. 

Relieving the sick and suffering; clothing and feeding the poor; 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



49 



carrying on summer camp for working women and girls ; supplying 
various hospitals with flowers, books, etc. 
Number aided during year, 600. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$59 37 Provisions and suppHes 
510 31 I 

I Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$569 68 I 



$543 18 

$543 18 
26 .50 

8569 68 



THE FARM AND TRADES SCHOOL, Thompson's Island, Boston Harbor. (In- 
corporated 1835.) 

Report for year ending January 18, 1908. 

Alfred Bowditch, President; Tucker Daland, Secretary; Arthur 
Adams, Treasurer; Charles H. Bradley, Superintendent. 

The training and education of worthy boys, of fair physical and 
mental condition, bet^veen the ages of ten and sixteen years, for 
higher schools and useful occupations. 

Number aided during year, 121, viz., 28 partly paying, 93 free. 
Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 19, viz., 9 men, 10 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$1,122 


23 


Salaries and wages 


$9,962 03 


Subscriptions and donations 


, 6,519 


00 


Pro\dsions and supplies 


4,923 63 


Bequests . 


5,500 


00 


Repairs and improvements 


915 03 


On account of persons aided 


2,056 


40 


Interest and insurance 


588 29 


Income from investments 


13,599 


53 


Heating and lighting . 


2,403 25 


Borrowed . 


5,000 


00 


Printing, postage, telephone 




Investments withdrawn 


12,924 


62 


etc. 


801 83 


Miscellaneous 


662 


52 


Education 
Farm 
Clothing 
Loans paid 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


1,211 85 
3,639 93 
2,713 15 
3,000 00 
1,846 65 




$32,005 64 








Investments during year 


15,057 56 








Cash on hand 


321 10 




$47,384 30 


$47,384 30 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$43,075; value of other property, $213,473.98, viz., investments, 
$208,973.98; steamer, $4,500. 



FATHERS' AND MOTHERS' CLUB, 3 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 
Report for year ending May 19, 1908. 

Mrs. Mary P. Rice, President; Mrs. M. K. Southwell, Secretary; 
Mrs. George T. Perkins, Treasurer. 

Summer outing work for poor and neglected cliildren. 



50 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Ximiber aided during year, 100. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$113 10 

956 07 



$1,069 17 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $272 50 

Provisions and supplies . 233 42 

Rent . . 165 00 

Printing and postage . . 166 09 

Miscellaneous . . . 81 06 

Total expenses . . $918 07 

Cash on hand . . . 151 10 

$1,069 17 



THE FAULKNER HOSPITAL CORPORATION, Centre St., Ward 23, Boston. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Andrew J. Peters, President; Miss Emily G. Denny, Secretary; 
Alfred Bowditch, Treasurer; Miss Alice K. Ruggles, Superin- 
tendent. 

For general hospital purposes. 

Number aided during year, 429, viz., 372 paying, 22 partly pay- 
ing, 135 free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 27, viz., 4 men, 23 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
From sale and payment of 

investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$6,524 


12 


4,300 


00 


11,638 


54 


8,900 


67 


23,000 


00 


48 


25 


$54,411 


58 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $7,590 


02 


. 9,935 


06 


1,178 


14 


959 


29 


. 3,449 


56 


123 


17 


. 2,793 


78 


. $26,029 02 


. 27,500 


00 


882 


56 



$54,411 58 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$138,230.70; value of investments, $140,546.37. 



FEDERATED BOYS' CLUBS, 35 Congress St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending February 1, 1908. 

Jacob A. Eiis, President; George N. Putnam, Secretary; Frank 
A. Day, Treasurer. 

To associate individuals and clubs in order to promote the work 
of boys' clubs, and to further the formation of new clubs where 
needed; to receive and disburse funds, and to hold property for 
the purpose of such work. 



Part IL] CHARITAl^I.E CORPORATIONS. 



51 



Number aided during year, not stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $57 8,3 

Subscriptions and donations 664 GO 

Loan . . . 157 GO 



$878 83 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage, and office 

supphes 
Field work 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$352 GO 

373 52 
9G OG 

$815 52 
63 31 

$878 83 



FEDERATED JEWISH CHARITIES OF BOSTON, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1908.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1908. 

Lehman Pickert, President; E. E. Norton, Secretary; Samuel 
Shuman, Treasurer; Max Mitchell, Superintendent. 

To maintain a central office for nine affiliated societies, viz., 
United Hebrew Benevolent Association, Helping Hand Temporary 
Home, Hebrew Women's Sewing Society, Leopold Morse Home, 
Hebrew Industrial School, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Mount 
Sinai Hospital, Charitable Burial Association and Boston Branch 
Baron de Hirsch Fund; and to solicit funds for support of same. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$2,384 9G 


43,241 


51 


227 


58 


149 


G8 


$46,0G3 


G7 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Office expenses, etc. . 
Toward support of 
societies 


. $5,138 44 
1,542 43 
nine 

. 31,187 00 


Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $37,867 87 
8,135 2G 



$46,003 07 



Value of investments, $5,689. 



FEDERATION OF JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS OF MASSACHUSETTS, 
1 Causeway St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Max Mitchell, President; Bernard Davis, Treasurer. 

(1) Establishing close relations between all Jewish organizations 
of Massachusetts, for the purpose of enabling them to work in 
unison on all matters pertaining to their welfare; (2) to strive for 
the betterment of the physical, intellectual, and social condition of 
the Jewish people of Massachusetts ; ( 3 ) to assist and promote all 
Jewish charities in Massachusetts, and to support the Federation of 
Jewish Charities in the work of uniting with the charities of Boston. 

No report. 



52 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



FIRST SPIRITUALIST LADIES' AID SOCIETY, 9 Appleton St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1882.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Mrs. Mattie E. A. Albe, President; Mrs. Annie J. Haynes, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Nina G. Pierce, Treasurer. 

To assist worthy Spiritualists in need, and some others. 

Number aided during year, 186. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Entertainments, sales, etc. . 
Membership fees 
Miscellaneous 



$109 


69 


56 


00 


39 


30 


521 


63 


94 


00 


5 


40 


$826 


02 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Printing and postage . 
Charity 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$50 


70 


233 


13 


180 00 


3 


18 


190 


12 


20 


00 


$677 


18 


100 


00 


48 89 



$826 02 



Value of proper!}^, $1,265.10, viz., investments, $1,165.10; fur- 
niture, $100. 

THE FRAGMENT SOCIETY, BOSTON. (Incorporated 1816.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Mrs. John L. Bremer, President; Mrs. Richard J. Monks, Secre- 
tary; Miss Annie A. Hough, Treasurer. 

To supply clothing to needy women and children. 
Number aided during year, about 1,000. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Income from investments 



$4,736 11 

148 00 

2,209 24 



$7,093 35 



Cr. 

Clothing supplied 

Total expenses 
Investments during j'ear 
Cash on hand 



$1,699 29 

$1,699 29 
1,946 11 
3,447 95 

$7,093 35 



Value of investments, $15,575.93. 



FRANCES E. WILLARD SETTLEMENT, 38-46 Chambers St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Caroline M. Caswell, President and Superintendent; Nellie F. 
Hill, Secretary; Nellie E. Cook, Treasurer. 

To provide homes for young women working for wages, or receiv- 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 53 

ing low salaries, or needing temporary aid; to assist strangers; to 
maintain a settlement home, etc. 

Number aided during year, 1,177, viz., 50 paying, 6 partly pay- 
ing, 1,121 free. Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 2 men, 9 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $280 53 

Subscriptions and donations 3,307 07 

Bequests .... 2,500 GO 
Subscriptions for building 

and furnishings . . 31,653 78 

On account of persons aided . 2,347 02 

Income from investments . 118 66 

Sales .... 58 16 

Loan . . . . 250 00 



$40,515 22 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Laundry . 

Repairs and improvements 
Furnishings 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Insurance and water . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,877 95 


. 1,511 


93 


306 


59 


960 


90 


100 


07 


770 


00 


855 


65 


190 


75 


885 


23 


343 


34 


. $9,802 


41 


. 27,500 


00 


. 3,212 


81 



$40,515 22 



A^alue of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$79,000; value of investments, $2,000. 



THE FRANCISCAN MONASTERY OF ST. CLARE, 38 Bennet St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending October 14, 1908. 

Catherine Burns, President and Mother Abbess; Mary Shields, 
Secretary; Harriet McPyke, Treasurer. 

Benevolence and charity, prayer, and other good works. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $858 20 

Subscriptions and donations 7,225 00 

Industries .... 6,365 00 



$14,448 20 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Water rates 
Notes paid 
Interest 
Mi.scellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$480 00 


. 2,500 


00 


530 00 


75 


00 


48 00 


7,000 


00 


2,869 


00 


851 


00 


. $14,353 


00 


95 


20 



$14,448 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate pui-poses, 
$56,000 ; value of furniture, etc., $2,000. 



54 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE FRANKLIN SQUARE HOUSE, 7 and 9 East Newton St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

Report for year ending March 1, 1908. 

George L. Perin, President; J. Porter Russell, Secretary; Wil- 
liam B. Dennison, Treasurer; Mrs. Alice Gra}^ Teele, Superin- 
tendent. 

To furnish a home for working girls and student girls, free from 
the moral dangers and physical discomforts incident to the com- 
mon lodging-house. 

Number aided during year, not definitely stated. Xum])er of 
beds, 412. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 105, viz., ?8 men, 77 
women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donatioi 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Interest on investments and 

deposits 
Entertainments . 
Post-office department 
Miscellaneous 



. .1!;7,162 


85 


s 1.3,372 


03 


. 2,500 


00 


. 95,250 

1 


31 


351 


63 


980 


00 


96 


00 


. 3,770 


26 


.-$123,483 


08 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . .1?34,704 25 

Provisions and supplies 42,527 30 
Repairs and improvements . 9,148 39 

Notes paid . . . 8,000 00 

Heating and lighting . . 8,830 61 

Advertising . . . 369 57 

Interest on notes . . 7,910 01 

Insurance . . . 3,471 66 

Miscellaneous . . 5,067 47 

Total expenses . $120,029 26 

Cash on hand . . . 3,453 82 

$123,483 08 



A^alue of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$228,791.24; value of investments, $500. 



FRAUEN VEREIN, corner Moreland and Copeland Sts., Boston. (Incorporated 

1907.) 

Henrietta Benjamin, President; Julia Stone, Treasurer. 

To promote social and literary intercourse among Jewish women 
of Boston and vicinit}^, and to encourage charitable activity, espe- 
cially in cases of sickness or need. 

First year not completed. 



THE FREDERICK E. WEBER CHARITIES CORPORATION, 53 State St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending July 18, 1908. 

John D. Bryant, President; Arthur L. Howard, Clerh and Treas- 
urer. 

Administering the fund received under the will of Frederick E. 
AVeber and applying the same as directed in the will, viz., to certain 



PartIL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 55 

objects and purposes of benevolence or charity, public or private, 
including educational or charitable institutions, and the relief of 
individual need, regardless of nationality or color. 

Xumber aided during year, 47 individuals, 10 corporations. 

dumber of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 

Dr. I Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . $9,691 24 

Income from investments . 15,416 59 
Sale of securities . . 17,350 GO 



Salaries and wages . . $2,000 00 
Educational purposes and 

relief of individual need . 8,701 94 

Miscellaneous . . . 59 52 



Total expenses . $10,761 46 

Investments during year 24,073 00 

Cash on hand . . 7,623 37 



$42,457 83 



$42,457 83 

Value of investments, $367,119.33. 



FREDERICK OZANAM HOUSE ASSOCIATION OF DORCHESTER, 35 Linden 
St., Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Xicholas Brown, Jr., President; Franklin J. Wight, Treasurer. 

Promoting the spiritual and material well-being of boys and 
girls through the operation of boys^ clubs, classes in domestic 
science, the maintenance of a day nursery and employment bureau, 
and works of a similar nature. 

First year not completed. 

THE FREE HOME FOR CONSUMPTIVES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON, 428 

Quincy St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Miss Elizabeth A. Power, President; Miss Anna A. Rooney, Sec- 
retary ; Adelphine R. Kohler, Treasurer; Mary A. Crowle}^ Matron. 
Home for poor consumptives, without regard to creed or color. 
Xo report. 

FRENCH WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, 212 West Newton St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Mrs. David P. Craig, President; Mrs. W. A. Carter, Secretary; 
Marcel L. Orleans, Treasurer; Miss Lea Seilaz, Matron. 

To aid young women of French birth, of sixteen years old and 
upwards, by providing them with a home and assisting them to 
secure work. 

Number aided during year, 129, viz., 127 paying, 2 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



56 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 


$213 71 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 


. $504 19 


Subscriptions and donations 


157 05 


Provisions and supplies 


997 51 


On account of persons aided . 


1,837 62 


Rent 


780 00 


Sale 


519 00 


Heating and lighting . 


259 57 


Miscellaneous 


91 30 


Printing and postage . 


48 95 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


17 40 




. $2,607 62 






Cash on hand . 


211 06 




$2,818 68 


$2,818 68 



GERMAN AID SOCIETY OF BOSTON AND VICINITY, 39 Charity Building, 
Chardon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1848.) 

Report for year ending January 10, 1908. 

C. \Y. Holtzer, President; 0. Schmidt, Recording Secretary; W. 
G. Seyter, Finance Secretary; Sebastian Gahm, Treasurer; J. A. 
Weigmann, Agent. 

To aid German immigrants to procure employment, and provide 
temporary support for them; also to aid poor German residents in 
Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 128 individuals and 139 families. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $307 54 

Subscriptions and donations 738 00 

Bequests .... 323 72 

Income from investments . 1,062 41 

Drawn from savings bank . 119 37 



$2,551 04 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $500 00 

Provisions and supplies . 1,755 92 

Heating and Ughting . . 28 08 

Printing and postage . . 27 25 

Miscellaneous . . . 62 70 

Total expen.ses . . $2,373 95 

Cash on hand . . . 177 09 

$2,551 04 



Value of investments, $31,745.02. 



GERMAN LADIES' AID SOCIETY OF BOSTON, Middlesex St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending September 20, 1908. 

Mrs. Amalia Wagner, President; Mrs. Jacobine Schriftgierrer, 
Secretary; Miss Anna Bauer, Treasurer. 

To assist indigent Germans, and establish a home for the aged 
if possible. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 

Membership dues 

Entertainments . 

Drawn froni bank 

Miscellaneous 



$21 94 
299 60 
316 00 
132 77 
115 64 
31 55 



$917 50 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Shoes and underwear 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$20 00 
472 00 
279 96 
130 16 



$902 12 
15 38 

$917 50 



Value of investments, $13,076.95. 



Part II. i 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



57 



THE GUILD OF ST. ELIZABETH, 59 East Springfield St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Mrs. Warren M. Hill, President; Miss Mary Boyle O'Reilly, Sec- 
retary; Miss Margaret Carey, Treasurer; Miss Mary MulLroney, 
Matron. 

Benevolent work among the children of the poor of all nation- 
alities and creeds, including day nursery. 

No report. 



THE GWYNNE TEMPORARY HOME FOR CHILDREN, 46 and 48 Worcester 
St., Boston. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

John D. Williams, President; Ezra H. Baker, Cleric; William 
Faxon, Jr., Treasurer; Miss Florence C. Pearson, Matron. 

To support and care for destitute children until more permanent 
provision can be made for them. 

Number aided during year, 299. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $17,405 04 

Subscriptions and donations 312 17 

Bequests . . . . 5,000 00 

Income from investments . 8,593 83 
Withdrawn from FrankUn 

Savings Bank . . 1,500 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 1 25 



I Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Board of children 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$32,812 29 



$2,464 


37 


3,409 


25 


538 


12 


454 


52 


45 


75 


738 68 


812 


05 


$8,462 


74 


22,996 


88 


1,352 


67 



$32,812 29 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$24,000; value of other property, $156,078.75, viz., investments, 
$155,078.75; furniture, $1,000. 



HAHNEMANN HOSPITAL, Boston. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Samuel A. Kimball, President; Sumner Robinson, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

For the treatment of medical and surgical cases, in accordance 
with the Hahnemann principles of homoeopathy. 

Value of investments, $24,000. 

Xot yet opened. 



58 



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HALE HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 6 and 8 Garland St., Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Report for j-^ear ending September 30, 1908. 

Henry B. Sawyer, President; John H. Oakes, Secretary; Henry 
A. Gordon, Treasurer; Harry Blake Taplin, Head Resident. 

To foster a spirit of individual independence and neighborhood 
cooperation; a social settlement. 

Number aided during year, 1,000, viz., 500 partly paying, 500 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 4 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $535 29 

Subscriptions and donations' 5,655 79 

On account of persons aided . 23 50 

Income from investments . 266 01 

Concert proceeds . . 133 87 



$6,614 46 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$3,745 05 


Provisions and supplies 


320 86 


Repairs and improvements . 


132 21 


Rent, water tax, insurance. 




etc 


921 50 


Heating and lighting . 


310 05 


Printing and postage . 


300 14 


Clubs, classes, telephone. 




laimdry, etc. . 


558 01 


Total expenses 


$6,287 82 


Cash on hand 


326 64 



$6,614 46 



Value of investments, $2,000. 



HARRIET TUBMAN HOUSE, INC., 37 Holyoke St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1906.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

^Irs. Julia 0. Hendon, President; Mrs. Annie W. Young, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Cornelia Eobinson, Treasurer and Matron. 

For the benefit of self-supporting working girls ; the central idea 
is to have a pleasant lodging-house in a nice neighborhood, in which 
the comforts of a home could be enjoyed by working girls at the 
lowest possible cost. 

Xumber aided during year, 79, viz., 77 paying, 2 partly pa3dng. 
Xumber of beds, 12. 

dumber of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 

Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 





Cr. 




$173 53 


Salaries and wages 


$178 50 


I 824 64 


Rent . . 


540 00 




Heating and lighting . 


126 48 




Printing, postage, and ex- 






pressage 


25 25 




Laundry, etc. 


21 56 




Lodging and board for girls . 


61 00 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


45 38 


S998 17 


$998 17 



Value of household goods, $675. 



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59 



HEALTH AND PHYSICAL CULTURE CLUB OF BOSTON, Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1903.) 

Joseph A. Walsh, President; Fred J. MiUiken, Treasurer. 

Encouragement of ph3'sical culture and all manly sports and ath- 
letic exercises, and for the purpose of affording to the needy and 
sick opportunities for baths and exercises. 

No report. 

THE HEBREW IMMIGRANT AID SOCIETY, 3 Jerusalem Place, Boston. (In- 
corporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending May 4, 1908. 

Samuel Kabatznick, President; James H. Stone, Secretary; 
David Rogers, Treasure!'. 

To aid Hebrew immigrants, and particularly detained immi- 
grants, by looking up their relatives and sending them to their 
right destination. 

Number aided during year, 678. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



Cr. 



S402 09 


Salaries and wages 


$962 44 


1,100 18 


Office expenses . 


35 00 




Rent . • . 


105 00 




Heating and lighting . 


20 00 




Printing and postage . 


150 65 




Telephone service 


48 23 




Telegrams and transporta- 




, 


tion .... 
Total expenses 


148 00 




$1,469 32 




Cash on hand 


38 95 


SI. .508 27 


$1,508 27 



HEBREW INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, 80 Charles St., Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Louis Hecht, Jr., President; Miss Golde Bamber, Secretary and 
Supprintpudpni : Mrs. Lina Frank Hecht, Treasurer. 

Industrial education of women and children. Americanization 
and moral training of children of immigrants. Instruction is given 
free to any worthy pupil, of whatever creed or nationality. 

Xumber aided during year, 320. 

Numl)cr of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 2 men, 10 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on IkuhI 

Subscriptions and donation?- 
Baron de Hirsch l-'und 
Income from investments 
Rent ... 

Mi-scellaneous 



Cr. 



$4,432 83 ! Salaries and wages 

2,483 00 I Rent 

.500 00 I Running expenses 
303 32 1 

4.')() 00 Total expen.ses 

25 7.5 I (/ash on hand 



$8,194 90 



$2,722 65 

900 00 

1,450 73 

$5,073 38 
3,121 52 

$8,194 90 



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[P. D. 17. 



Yal»e of property^ owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $6,203.17. 



HEBREW MOSHEV ZEKANIM ASSOCIATION, 21 Queen St., Dorchester. 

(Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for j-ear ending August 31, 1908. 

Albert Titlebaum, President; Harris Koritz, Secretary and 
Superintendent; Dora Euff, Treasurer; Rose Y. Becker, Matron. 

Establishing and maintaining a home for the care of old and 
indigent Jewish men and women of Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 46. Number of beds, 90. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 3 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


S4,,513 70 


Salaries and wages 


$2,676 20 


Subscriptions and donations 


8,547 35 


Provisions and suppUes 


2,729 30 


Bequests . 


60 00 


Repairs and improvements 


2,462 33 


On account of persons aided 


1,488 15 


Heating and lighting . 


463 77 


Income from investments 


647 25 


Printing and postage . 


367 47 


Entertainments . 


1,315 00 


On account of new building 


16,750 00 


Loans on mortgages 


14,000 00 


Mortgage paid . 


4,000 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


891 10 




$30,340 17 






Cash on hand 


231 28 




$30,571 45 


$30,571 45 



Value of property o"\vned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000 ; value of other property, $13,000, viz., investments, $7,000 ; 
furniture, etc., $6,000. 



HEBREW WOMEN'S SEWING SOCIETY, 80 Charles St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1894.) 

Report for year ending May 7, 190S. 

Mrs. Jacob H. Hecht, President; Mrs. Charles Weil, Mrs. A. 
Spitz, Mrs. M. Isaac, Y ice-Presidents; Mrs. E. Feibelman, Record- 
ing Secretary; Mrs. J. M. Herman, Financial Secretary; Mrs. 
Daniel Frank, Treasurer; Max Mitchell, Superintendent. 

To clothe and befriend the Jewish poor, and give recreation to 
poor children of the Jewish faith. 

dumber aided during year, 813. 

dumber of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



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61 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and ilonatioiis 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Federated Jewish Charities 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$252 o7 


Salaries and wages 


2,740 43 


Country week . 


300 00 


Clothing, blankets, 


390 08 


shoe*! 


2,950 00 


Rent 


21 80 


Printing and postage 




Miscellaneous 




Total expenses 




Cash on hand 



and 



S485 43 
1,169 83 

3,260 98 

450 00 

56 12 

656 15 



$6,603 88 



$6,078 51 
585 37 

$6,663 88 



Value of invegtments, $10,060.17. 



HELPING HAND TEMPORARY HOME FOR DESTITUTE JEWISH CHIL- 
DREN, corner Beach-Glen St. and Fort Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Samuel A. Dana, President; Mark Stone, Secretary; Lev}^ Her- 
man, Treasurer; Louis Cohen, Superintendent. 

Care and maintenance of destitute Jewish children, between the 
ages of four and fourteen, resident for one year within ten miles 
of the State House. 

Number aided during year, 81. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, \'iz., 4 men, 4 women. 

Dr. \ Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$1,711 86 


Salaries and wages 


Subscriptions and donations 


7,384 01 


Pro\nsions and svipplies 


y^aii 


1,151 65 


RejDairs and improvements 


Miscellaneous 


112 02 


Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest on mortgage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Ca.sh on hand 



. $3,063 


31 


. 4,605 


71 


482 


92 


722 


67 


204 


50 


450 


00 


160 


42 


. $9,689 


53 


670 


01 



$10,359 ,54 



$10,359 54 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,500; value of furniture amd fixtures, $1,000. 



HENRY O. PEABODY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, 44 State St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1908.) 

Wilfred Bolster, President; William Hoag, Clerk; James J. 
Storrow, Treasurer. 

Furnishing instruction to girls by teaching the various branches 
of art, science, and industry best calculated to enable scholars to 
acquire an independent livelihood. 

Not yet opened. 



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[P. D. 17. 



HOME FOR AGED COLORED WOMEN, 22 Hancock St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1864.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Col. T. ^\. Higginson, President; Miss Lucy Parsons, Clerk; 
Eobert Homans, Treasurer; Miss Mary E. Townsend, Matron. 

Support of indigent, aged colored women in the Home, and 
partial support of other such women outside the Home. 

Xumber aided during year, 68, viz., 20 inside, 48 outside. Xum- 
ber of beds, 20. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


S830 17 


Salaries and wages 


Sl,547 25 


Subscriptions and donations 


655 18 


Pro\'isions and supplies 


2,431 17 


Bequests . . . . 


8,396 16 


Repairs and improvements 


168 39 


Income from investments 


6.638 92 


Outside aid 


2,401 00 


Sale of securities 


9.800 00 


Heating and lighting . 


358 59 


Sale of real estate 


4,377 50 


Printing and postage . 


88 96 






Water rates, telephone, etc. 


139 80 






Insurance 


30 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


313 48 




$7,478 64 




, 


Investments during year 


17,857 86 






Cash on hand 


5,361 43 




$30,697 93 


$30,697 93 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,000; value of investments, $142,876.94. 

HOME FOR AGED COUPLES, 409-417 Walnut Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 

1884.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Elizabeth Abbot Carleton, M.D., President; Annie C. Hayden, 
Secretary; J. W. Smith, Treasurer; Miss E. MacKenzie, Matron. 

Home for worthy couples at least sixty-five years of age. Ad- 
mission fee, $400 for each couple, and conveyance of property to 
Home. 

Xumber aided during year, 59. Xumber of beds, 44. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 15, viz.. 3 men, 12 women. 



Dr. j Cr 

Subscriptions and donations $2,145 02 j Salaries and wages 



Bequests 
Income from investments 
Admission fees, etc. 
Annuity fund 



90,463 63 

16,699 96 

4.850 00 

1,000 00 



$115,158 61 



Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvement? 

Insurance 

Heating and lighting 

Printing and postage 

Funeral expenses 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,798 99 


5,190 


75 


820 


73 


518 


85 


. 1,367 


32 


226 


40 


180 


50 


. 1,696 


30 


$13,799 


84 


100,987 


50 


371 


27 



$115,158 61 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$123,100; value of investments, $478,058.47. 



HOME FOR AGED MEN, 133 West Springfield St., Boston. (Incorporated 1860.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Charles F. Rogerson, President; Charles A. Coolidge, Secretary; 
Charles W. Jones, Treasurer; Miss Helen L. Mallory, Superin- 
tendent. 

Home, and also outside aid, for respectable men, at least fifty- 
five years of age, residents of Boston for ten years. Admission fee, 
$150. 

Number aided during year, 143. Number of beds, 47. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 4 men, 13 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . $20,950 57 

Subscriptions and donations 125 00 

Bequests . . . . 21,931 00 

Income from investments . 35,277 95 
Edward Austin Fund . . 1,000 00 



$79,284 52 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Outside beneficiaries . 
Telephone, fire alarm, and 

grounds 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $6,762 52 

. 8,189 59 

. 4,059 80 

803 60 


. 2,558 


58 


426 


05 


19,134 


98 


198 


71 


210 07 


. $42,343 
. 30,900 
. 6,040 


90 
03 
59 



$79,284 52 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $756,910.59. 



HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 108 Revere St., Boston. (Incorporated 1849.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Alfred S. Wood worth, President; Frank W. Kaan, Secretary; 
William P. Blake, Treasurer; Maria F. Ladd, Matron. 

Home for aged women of American parentage, at least sixty-five 
years of age, and residents of Boston for ten years. Admission 
fee, $150. Also provision for outside beneficiaries and beneficiaries 
of the " Doane Fund " and the " Edward Austin Fund." 

Number aided during year, 208, viz., 97 in the Home, 111 out- 
ride. Number of beds, 91. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 29, viz., 7 men, 22 women. 



64 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Di'. 



Cr. 



Cash ou hand 


. S6,()15 77 


Salaries and wages 


SI 2, 182 23 


Subscrij^tions and donation 


* 505 00 


Pro\nsions and supplies 


12,485 84 


Bequests . 


. 40,79(5 72 


Repairs and improvements 


1,178 57 


On account of person* aided 


. 1,458 00 


Taxes, etc. 


1,660 28 


Income from investments 


. 42,437 92 


Heating and lighting . 


3,897 28 


Investments sold or paid 


. 6,139 39 


Funeral account 


435 00 


Miscellaneous 


44 10 


Paid to outside beneficiaries 


12,135 68 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


5,832 48 




$49,807 36 






Investments during year 


45,030 35 






Cash on hand 


3,159 19 




$97,996 90 


$97,996 90 



Yaliie of propert}^ owned and occupied for corporate i3urposes, 
$234,378.40; value of investments, $778,204.18. 

HOME FOR DESTITUTE CATHOLIC CHILDREN OF BOSTON, 788 Harrison 
Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1864.) 

Report for year ending Januarj^ 10, 1908. 

John P. Manning, President; William J. Porter, Secretary; 
John A. Bruen, Treasurer; Patrick Hayden, Superintendent. 
Temporary care of destitute Catholic children. 
Number aided during year, 1,778. Number of beds, 255. 
Number of paid officers or emplo3^ees, 10, viz., 5 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $3,467 55 

Subscriptions and donations 6,138 46 

Bequests .... 4,664 05 

Income from investments . 1,530 00 

Ladies' Aid Society . . 11,392 70 

Miscellaneovis . . 774 00 



$27,966 76 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supphes 
Repairs and improvement 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Board of children outside of 

Home 
Telephone 
Insurance 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. .S7,802 


63 


. 11,227 


88 


. 1,742 


42 


1,389 36 


386 34 


492 


79 


100 


25 


593 


22 


. $23,734 


89 


. 4,231 


87 



$27,966 76 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$140,000; value of investments, $10,000. 



HOUSE OF THE ANGEL GUARDIAN, 85 Vernon St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 

1853.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Brother Jude, President, Treasurer, and Superintendent ; Brother 
Francis, Secretary. 

Education of boys, including industrial school. 

Number aided during year, 754, viz., 82 paying, 239 partly pay- 
ing, 433 free. Number of beds, 350. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 men. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



65 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from industrial 
school . . . . 

Miscellaneous 



S2,277 


03 


17,251 


14 1 


3,151 


89 


17,521 


29 


4,40S 


11 


2,854 


81 


$47,464 27 1 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Paid on mortgage 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. S4,820 22 


. 24,348 


13 


. 3,533 


71 


. 8,000 


00 


1,458 


10 


751 


46 


518 


95 


. S43,430 


57 


. 2,600 


00 


1,433 


70 



847,464 27 



Value of property owned and occnpied for corporate purposes, 
$175,000; value of other property, $72,716, viz., investments, $72,- 
516; real estate, $200. 



HOUSE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN, corner Francis and Einney Sts., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1861.) 

RejDort for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Joseph S. Bigelow, President; Miss Catherine A. Codman, Sec- 
retary; Francis W. Hunnewell, Treasurer; Miss Louise M. Cole- 
man, Superintendent. 

A hospital for women and children, without condition of re- 
ligion, nationality, or residence; also a day camp for tuberculosis 
patients. 

Xumber aided during year, 314, viz., 242 in hospital, 72 in day 
camp. Number of beds, 43. 

Number of paid oflBcers or employees, 23, viz., 1 man, 22 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
Sale of securities 



S13,162 


90 


11,656 


14 


1,000 


00 


19,217 


85 


1,769 


50 


§46,806 39 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
ProA-isions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Chaplain . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. 88,571 


53 


. 10,142 


56 


. 1,479 


86 


5,428 08 


3,969 


09 


266 


35 


400 


00 


. 1,269 


82 


. S3 1,527 


29 


10,693 


tO 


4,585 


35 



S46,806 39 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$244,134.85; value of investments, $290,000. 



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HOUSE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 841 Huntington Ave., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1870.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Most Eev. William H. O'Connell, President; Sister M. of St. 
Genevieve, Secretary; Sister M. of St. Peter, Treasurer and Super- 
intendent. 

Eeformation of the unfortunate, and protection of young girls 
exposed to danger, without distinction of race or creed. 

Number aided during year, 877, viz., 10 paying, 12 partly pay- 
ing, 855 free. Number of beds, 500. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8 men. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$1,098 29 


Salaries and wages 


. $5,074 93 


Subscriptions and donations 


16,059 50 


Pro^-isions and supplies 


. 56,018 75 


Bequests . . . . 


9,413 50 


Repairs and improvements 


. 13,459 07 


On account of persons aided . 


1,728 20 


Heating and lighting . 


. 6,881 36 


Income from industries 


56,120 48 


Printing and postage . 
Total expenses 


. 1,471 73 




. $82,905 84 






Cash on hand . 


. 1,520 13 




$84,425 97 


$84,425 97 



Yalue of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$352,700 (mortgage, $50,000). 



HOWARD BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1818.) 

Report for j^ear ending September 30, 1908. 

Eev. Daniel W. \Yaldron, President; AY. B. Bancroft, M.D., Sec- 
retary; John A. Bent, Treasurer. 

Eelief of deserving poor of Boston, principally Americans. 
Number aided during year, about 2,000. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

Income from investments 

and funds 
Investments returned . 
Miscellaneous 



$12,091 


35 


1,132 


00 


14,158 


82 


17,639 


21 


19,351 


68 


992 


28 


$65,365 34 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . $550 00 
Provisions and supplies dis- 
tributed . . . 12,198 16 
Printing and postage . . 76 90 
Miscellaneous . . . 1,172 45 

Total expenses . . $13,997 51 

Investments during vear . 41,339 95 
Cash on hand . ^ . . 10,027 88 

$65,365 34 



Value of investments, $260,401.95. 



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67 



HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, 10 

Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1791.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

J. C. Warren, M.D., President; Charles P. Curtis, Jr., Record- 
ing Secretary; H. F. Sears, M.D., Corresponding Secretary; 
Francis C. Welch, Treasurer. 

Saving of life from shipwreck, and encouragement of persons 
in saving life by awarding medals, certificates, etc. 

Five vessels assisted; 65 medals and certificates awarded. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 36 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 

Sale of old equipment 

Railroad bonds matured 

Miscellaneous 



S959 


71 


7,393 


50 


98 


80 


5,000 


00 


542 


57 


$13,994 


58 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements . 
Operating expenses 
Gifts to other charitable in- 
stitutions 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



S2,305 00 
1,584 21 
2.788 99 



200 


00 


S6,878 20 
2,000 00 
5,116 38 



$13,994 58 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$7,500: value of investments, $145,406.77. 



HUNT ASYLUM FOIJ DESTITUTE CHILDREN, 40 Chestnut St., Charlestown. 

(Incorporated 1834.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

James H. AMiitman, President; William P. Hart, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Miss E. M. Onthank, Matron. 

Temporary home for needy Protestant children whose parents or 
guardians are residents of Charlestown district. 

Xumber aided during year, 19, viz., 3 paying, 3 partly paying, 
13 free. Xumber of beds, 19. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 



$200 04 
177 00 

1,000 00 
192 50 
651 55 



$2,221 69 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$931 


71 


614 


53 


130 


31 


214 


03 


38 


78 


281 


69 


. $2,211 


05 


10 


64 



$2,221 69 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,500; value of investments, $13,502.48. 



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[P. D. 17. 



HYDROPATHIC INSTITUTE, 258 Washington St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1908.) 

Hiram E. Robinson, President; Mariner S. Fickett, Treasurer. 
To found a hospital or charitable asylum for the care and relief 
of indigent or other sick or infirm persons. 
First year not completed. 

IMMIGRANTS' HOME, 72-74 Marginal St., East Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908, 

Miss M. W. Perry, President; Mrs. Clara A. Norris, Secretary; 
Mrs. E. P. Stodder, Treasurer; Mrs. Amanda C. Clark, Super- 
intendent. 

To protect young and friendless girls arriving on the Cunard 
and Dominion lines, and to make temporary provision for other 
women in need. 

Number aided during year, 1,361, viz., 130 paying, 800 partly 
paying, 431 free. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $2,110 95 

On account of persons aided . 1,696 25 

Miscellaneous . . . 1 96 



$3,809 16 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,265 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,933 98 


Repairs and improvements 


85 00 


Heating and lighting . 


350 17 


Printing and jjostage . 


9 75 


Miscellaneous 


165 26 



Total expenses 



$3,809 16 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,800; value of furniture, $700. 

THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION OF BOSTON, 
MASSACHUSETTS, 363 Boylston St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Bunkio Matsuki, President; Tadanori Togi, Secretary; Shiro 
Takaba, Treasurer. 

Temporary relief of Japanese. 
No report. 



INDUSTRIAL AID SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF PAUPERISM, 43 

Hawkins St., Boston. (Incorporated 1847.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

William P. Eowler, President; Eev. Christopher E. Eliot, Sec- 
retary; William Atherton, Treasurer; Henry Peterson, General 
Agent. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



69 



To find employment for worthy applicants. 

Number aided during year, 2,280. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . Sl,197 31 


Salaries and wages 


$3,589 96 


Subscriptions and donations 986 00 


Assistance given from Jov 




Income from investments . . 2,988 74 


Fund . . . \ 


260 00 


Securities paid . . . 1,000 00 


Telephone 


128 50 




Heating and Ughting . 


120 13 




Annual report . 


43 50 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


288 86 




S4,430 95 




Investments during year 


1,028 75 




Cash on hand , ' . 


712 35 


$6,172 05 


$6,172 05 



Value of investments, $59,950. 



INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR CRIPPLED AND DEFORMED CHILDREN, 241 
St. Botolph St., Boston. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Francis J. Cotting, President; Thomas K. Cummins, Secretary; 
E. Pierson Beebe, Treasurer; Mary M. Perry, Superintendent. 

To promote the education and special training of crippled chil- 
dren. 

Number aided during year, 104. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 24, viz., 3 men, 21 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $10,217 25 

Subscriptions and donations 9,768 20 

Bequests .... 42,618 64 

Income from investments . 4,607 85 

Permanent fund . . 627 00 

Entertainments . . . 8,790 14 

Industrial classes . . 36 37 



$76,665 45 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
School supphes . 
Transportation of pupils 
Repairs and improvements 
Fittings and furni.shings 
Annual report . 
Elevator and telephone 
Heating and lighting . 
Advertising and insurance 
Oar fares . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$10,072 


28 


2,507 


92 


179 


62 


. 2,650 


50 


. 1,966 


97 


. 1,659 


52 


163 


22 


355 


05 


939 


47 


309 


16 


244 


12 


321 


54 


. $21,369 37 


. 46,351 


to 


. 8,944 


33 



$76,665 45 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$174,000; value of other property, $144,905, viz., investments, 
$136,605; real estate, $3,300; furniture, $5,000. 



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INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, 232 Centre St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 

1855.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

^liss A. R. Anthony, President; Mrs. A. R. Weld, Secretary; 
William S. Hall, Treasurer; Mrs. B. A. Capron, Matron. 

Training school and home for girls of good character between 
ten and fifteen years of age, without restriction as to color, na- 
tionality, religion, or residence. 

Xumber aided during year, 35, viz., 12 partly paying, 23 free. 
Xumber of beds, 27. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,192 52 

Subscriptions and donations 1,971 GO 

On account of persons aided . 435 00 

Income from investments . 5,384 25 

Investments paid, etc. . 1,765 59 

Miscellaneous . . . 130 58 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Lighting and telephone 
Printing and postage . 
Clothing . 
Laundry . 
Matron's allowance, travel 

etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,101 


31 


. 3,469 


77 


123 


15 


170 


04 


55 


99 


571 


88 


320 


23 


252 


00 


1,782 


51 


. $8,846 


88 


1,868 


75 


163 


31 



$10,878 94 $10,878 94 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$19,400; value of investments, $117,157.45. 



INFANTS' HOSPITAL, 37 Blossom St., Boston. (Incorporated 1881.) 
Report for year ending Januarj^ 1, 1907. 

Dr. Clarence John Blake, President; Henry W. Palmer, Secre- 
tary; Xelson S. Bartlett, Treasurer; Miss Margaret Farquhar, 
Superintendent of Nurses. 

Care of infants under two years of age. 

Xumber aided during year, 246, viz., 6 paying, 70 partly pay- 
ing, 170 free; also, 13,166 out-patient visits. Number of beds, 24. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 1 man, 24 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Dispensary 
Sale of investments 
Miscellaneous 



S3,329 28 

7,621 86 

39,316 64 

454 68 

3,805 86 

1,311 97 

3,082 40 

338 60 



$59,261 29 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\asions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Furnishings 
Printing, postage, and sta 

tionery . 
Mortgage paid off 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. S6,460 


08 


. 4,658 


05 


516 


19 


986 


56 


. 1,312 


04 


515 


58 


. 2,500 


00 


. 1,030 


25 


. S17,978 


75 


. 36,364 


41 


. 4,918 


13 



S59,261 29 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$40,200; value of investments, $130,911.10. 



INSTITUTION OF THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR, 424 Dudley St., 
Roxbury. (Incorporated 1872.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Eugenie From, President; Rosa White, Secretary; Josephine 
Lechene, Treasurer; Good Mother St. Adolphe, Superior. 

Home for the care of destitute men and women of good moral 
character, at least sixty years of age. 

Number aided during year, 280. Number of beds, 230. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,907 GO 

Subscriptions and donations 8,859 00 

Bequests .... 2,817 GO 



$13,583 GG 



Cr. 
Provisions and suppUes 
Repairs and improvements 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1G,G99 00 
1,475 00 

$11,574 GO 
2,009 GO 

$13,583 GO 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$104,100. 



INSTRUCTIVE DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION, 561 Massachusetts Ave., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

Miss Elizabeth P. Cordner, President; Miss Gertrude W. Pea- 
body, Secretary; Ingersoll Bowditch, Treasurer; Miss Martha 
H. Stark, District Superintendent; Miss Charlotte Macleod, Super- 
intendent of House and Training School. 

To provide and support nurses to care for the sick poor of Bos- 
ton in their homes. 

Number aided during year, 11,265, viz., 270 paying and partly 
paying, 10,995 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On accoimt of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Board and lodging of nurses . 
Payment and sale of invest- 
ments . . . . 
Miscellaneous 



$8,448 


73 


19,588 


14 


16 


90 


1,704 


17 


3,174 


10 


1,025 


25 


2,490 


60 


106 


54 


$36,554 


43 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supjjlies 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Uniforms and supplies for 

nurses . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $22,120 


87 


. 1,762 


94 


355 


73 


. 1,051 


96 


326 


84 


514 


84 


845 


04 


697 


92 


. S27,676 


14 


. 2,507 


50 


. 6,370 


79 



$36,554 43 



Value of investments, $67,362.35. 



72 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



INTERNATIONAL WORKING-PEOPLE'S EDUCATIONAL CENTER, 
88 Charles St., Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

David Mickol, President; Morris Cooper, Treasurer, 
Educating the working people by means of lectures, debates, in- 
struction in various subjects, and by maintaining a library, a free 
reading room, and a lecture hall, for the above-named purpose. 
First year not completed. 



JAMAICA PLAIN DISPENSARY, 23 Carolina Ave., Jamaica Plain. (Incorpo- 
rated 1882.) 

Report for 3^ear ending April 30, 1908. 

Charles F. Dole, President; Edward W. Brewer, Clerh; Ingersoll 
Bowditch, Treasurer. 

To provide medical attendance and medicines for the sick and 
needy poor within the limits of former Ward 23. 

dumber aided during year, 341. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income froin investments 

Miscellaneous 



.S3 76 11 

8.51 65 

59 00 



$1,286 76 



Cr. 

Drugs and medicines . 

Care of office 

Heating and lighting . 

Nursing 

Telephone 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$28 


79 


36 


25 


10 


90 


19 


20 


34 


48 


33 


60 


$163 


22 


230 


12 


893 


42 



$1,286 76 



Value of investments, $15,328.12. 



JAMAICA PLAIN FRIENDLY SOCIETY, Curtis Hall, Jamaica Plain. (In- 
corporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Eev. S. U. Shearman, President; Miss C. E. Chickering, Cleric; 
E. W. Clark, Treasurer; Miss Emma M. Smith, Agent. 

To find work for men and women, to relieve temporary distress 
and need, and to elevate the condition of the poor. 

Xumber aided during year, 400. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



73 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


883 85 


Salaries and wages 


S300 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,385 19 


P^o^^sions and supplies 


782 83 


Income from investments 


315 00 


Printing and postage . 


59 87 


Sales .... 


34 ()0 


Paid sewing women . 


534 00 


MisceUaneous 


23 88 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


20 27 




. $1,696 97 






Cash on hand . 


145 55 




81,842 52 


SI, 842 52 



Value of investments, $7,387.89. 



JAMAICA PLAIN NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 23 Carolina Ave., 
Jamaica Plain. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Harold C. Ernst, President; Mrs. J. Campbell Eobinson, 
Secretary; Stephen F. Woodman, Treasurer; Mrs. Adele B. Lewis 
and Robert Valentine, Superintendents. 

A neighborhood centre: to promote civic betterment, and main- 
tain industrial classes and clubs for the boys, girls, and adults of 
the working classes during the winter, and a playground during 
the summer. 

Number aided during the year, 500, viz., 200 partly paying, 300 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 4 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . S258 78 

Subscriptions and donations 1,228 00 

On account of persons aided . 20 75 

Income from investments . 63 94 

Entertainments . . . 334 58 

Miscellaneous . . 204 00 



S2,110 05 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Christmas entertainment 
Playground 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,405 


35 


119 


05 


106 


89 


138 


42 


99 


44 


30 


05 


67 


35 


70 


31 


. S2,036 


86 


73 


19 



S2,110 05 



Value of investments, $2,175.92. 



THE JAMES WHEELOCK HOME FOR LITTLE STRANGERS, Boston. (In- 
corporated 1901.) 

Hon. John T^. Bates, President; George Payson, Secretary; Hart- 
well A. Sibley, M.D., Treasurer. 

To care for poor and homeless children. 
Cash on hand, $500. 
Not yet opened. 



74 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



JEWISH ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS ASSOCIATION, 

corporated 1908.) 



Poplar St., Boston. (In- 



Mary Lurie, President; Ida Gorfinkle, Treasurer 
Aiding needy Jewish consumptives. 
First year not completed. 



(In- 



JOHN HOWARD INDUSTRIAL HOME, 560 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 

corporated 1896.) 

Report for j-ear ending December 31", 1907. 

Eev. Howard N". Brown, President; Howard W. Brown, Secre- 
tary; James H. Earle, Treasurer; Albert Arnold, Superintendent. 

To assist discharged prisoners. 

Number aided during year, 1,195, viz., 578 partly paying (in 
labor), 617 free. Number of beds, 37. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 5 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $2,176 40 

Subscriptions and donations 6,397 13 

Bequests .... 1,000 00 

Woodyard receipts . . 13,547 54 



$23,121 07 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$2,055 38 


Provisions and supplies 


3,812 25 


Repairs and improvements . 


1,810 83 


Rent, insurance, and interest 


511 36 


Heating, lighting, and tele- 




phone . . . . 


900 40 


Printing, postage, etc. 


1,911 50 


Paid on mortgage 


1,750 00 


Wood, freight, etc. 


9,593 95 


Miscellaneous 


10.68 


Total expenses 


$22,356 35 


Cash on hand 


764 72 




$23,121 07 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$24,050. 

THE KALVARIAN AID ASSOCIATION, Boston. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Samuel L. Webb, President; Samuel Price, Treasurer. 
Giving financial and moral assistance to needy members and to 
newly arrived immigrants. 
First year not completed. 



KINGSTON DISPENSARY, 230 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 
Report for j^ear ending October 1, 1908. 

A. E. Nelson, President; James L. Koch, M.D., Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Free medicines, nursing, medical and surgical treatment for all 
classes of persons. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



75 



Number aided during year, 1,277, viz., 442 paying, 612 partly 
paying, 223 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Ct. 




Cash on hand 


$542 99 


Salaries and wages 


$590 00 


On account of persons aided . 


976 GO 


Drugs and medicines . 


623 00 


Miscellaneous 


625 00 


Rent 


300 00 






Heating and lighting . 


26 59 






Printing and postage . 


8 40 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


596 00 




$2,143 99 


. $2,143 99 



KOMENITZ PODOLSK BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, 20 Salem St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1904.) 

Harris Nollman, President; A. L. Seidman, Secretary; I. Hersh- 
man. Treasurer. 

To help members and countr}^men in need. 
No report. 

LADIES' BENEVOLENT CIRCLE OF CLARENDON STREET BAPTIST 
CHURCH, corner Montgomery and Clarendon Sts., Boston. (Incorporated 
1902.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1908. 

Mrs. M. E. Cheney, President; Marion E. Major, Secretary; Mrs. 
Mary L. Barker, Treasurer. 

Helping the poor in the church and in certain other organiza- 
tions. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Loan .... 

Miscellaneous 



$19 50 

1,014 62 

39 17 

10 67 



$1,083 96 



Cr. 
ProAasions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent and taxes . 
Money paid to needy 
Dry goods to needy 
Payment on loan 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 



$12 


73 


269 


93 


135 


62 


559 


24 


82 


23 


14 


94 


9 


27 


$1,083 


96 



Value of investments, $13,595.07. 



THE LADIES' HELPING HAND AUXILIARY TO THE HOME FOR DESTI- 
TUTE JEWISH CHILDREN, Boston. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Charles H. Hertz, President; Henrietta Btoiie^ Secretary; Betsey 
I. Levenson, Treasurer. 

To assist in building and maintaining a home for destitute 
Jewish children. 

Not yet in active operation. 



76 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



LADIES' LYCEUM UNION, 514 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for j^ear ending September 30, 1908, 

Mrs. Margaret S. Butler, President; Mrs. Ella Stillings, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Abbie F. Thompson, Treasurer; Mrs. Nellie Waite, 
Matron. 

To promote spiritualism, and to aid needy and worthy persons 
with food, clothing, and money. 

Number aided during year, 37. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Entertainments, etc. . 
Miscellaneous 



$187 24 

137 67 

676 05 

20 95 



$1,021 91 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Money given 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 




$1,021 91 



LADIES' UNITY CLUB HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, 64 Bartlett St., Roxbury. 

(Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. F. D. Osgood, President; Mrs. Mabel Rogers Tabor, Secre- 
tary; Carrie J. Littleiield, Treasurer; Mrs. Emily F. Holley, 
Matron. 

Establishing and maintaining a home for aged people. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$2,827 39 


Salaries and wages 


$531 75 


Subscriptions and donations 


335 89 


Provisions and supphes 


796 21 


Income from investments 


197 05 


Repairs and improvements . 


28 50 






Heating and lighting . 


257 40 






Printing and postage , 


16 75 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


158 87 




$1,789 48 






Cash on hand 


1,570 85 




$3,360 33 


$3,360 33 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000 ; value of investments, $3,900. 



LEND A HAND SOCIETY, 1 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Eev. Edward Everett Hale, D.D., LL.D., President; Mrs. Ber- 
nard Whitman, Secretary and Superintendent; Benjamin H. Jones, 
Treasurer. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



77 



Union of Lend a Hand Clubs; to meet emergencies, assist in 
charitable work, etc. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 boy, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Contributions 
Miscellaneous 



$1,420 70 

964 66 

2,999 75 

831 28 

3,016 58 

482 18 



$9,715 15 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Lend a Hand Book Mission 
Outings 
Special cases 
Rent 

Sundry societies 
Printing, postage, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$958 


70 


1,821 


03 


411 


54 


. 2,909 


50 


400 


00 


. 1,046 


40 


307 


40 


540 30 


. $8,394 


87 


. 1,320 


28 



),715 15 



Value of investments, $27,962.34. 

LINATH HAZEDEK ASSOCIATION OF EAST BOSTON, 177 Chelsea St., East 
Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Frank Zieff, President; Jacob Weinberg, Secretary; A. Sieberg, 
Treasurer. 

Visiting the sick, nursing them, and supplying them with medi- 
cine if needed. 

No report. 

LINCOLN HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 80 Emerald St., Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

Miss Elizabeth Tilton, President; Miss Sarah Lawrence, Secre- 
tary; B. Preston Clark, Treasurer; John D. Adams, Director in 
Charge. 

To maintain houses in Boston containing reading rooms, g3'm- 
nasiums, etc. 

Number aided during year, 950, viz., 900 partly paying, 50 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 6 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,532 00 

Subscriptions and donations 13,646 21 

On account of persons aided 996 05 

Interest on deposits . 70 80 



$17,245 06 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $8,628 25 

Provisions and suppUes . 7,211 26 

Repairs and improvements . 1,046 55 



Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$16,886 06 
359 00 

$17,245 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$98,000. 



78 



STATS BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE LUTHERAN IMMIGRANT BOARD, 9 and 11 Henry St., East Boston. 

(Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for j^ear ending Julj- 18, 1908. 

F. A. Enstrand, President; E. J. Peterson, Secretary; J. Alfred 
Anderson, Treasurer; Peter Swenson, Superintendent; Mrs. Swen- 
son, Matron. 

To aid immigrants and seamen by securing suitable lodging and 
proper food for them, and by ministering to their spiritual needs. 

Number aided during year, 1,800, viz., 1,500 partly paying, 300 
free. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Loans .... 

Deficit .... 



$49 02 

1,484 19 

3,673 40 

2,400 00 

251 44 



$7,858 05 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,108 18 


Provisions and supplies 


2,394 79 


Repairs and improvements 


2,430 47 


Rent, etc. 


412 58 


Heating and lighting . 


371 30 


Printing and postage . 


42 15 


Furniture . 


343 94 


Fire insurance . 


89 43 


Miscellaneous 


665 21 


Total expenses 


$7,858 05 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$18,200. 



MANAGERS OF BOSTON PORT AND SEAMEN'S AID SOCIETY, 11 North 
Sq., Boston. (Incorporated 1829 and 1867.) 

Report for year ending Januarj'- 31, 1908. 

Eev. George A. Gordon, President; John A. Bennett, Recording 
Secretary; Horace P. Chandler, Corresponding Secretary; Lewis 
E. Tucker, Treasurer; Capt. Joseph P. Hatch, Superintendent. 

To improve the moral, religious, and general condition of seamen 
and their families, in Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 12,096, viz., 865 paying, 11,231 free. 
Number of beds, 71. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 5 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Investments matured and 
paid .... 



$20,094 


16 


1,552 


50 


9,163 


11 


15,340 


40 


10,000 


00 


$56,150 


17 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Gratuities 

Repairs and improvements 
Rent T Wharf reading room 
Entertainments 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $6,527 23 


. 7,700 


69 


. 1,245 


25 


. 1,408 


18 


ci 1,103 


10 


524 


48 


838 


00 


546 


45 


. $19,893 38 


. 29,011 


31 


. 7,245 


48 



$56,150 17 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 79 

Value of property o^^Tled and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000; value of investments, $319,470. 



MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION FOR PROMOTING THE INTERESTS OF 
THE ADULT BLIND, 678 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 
1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Eev. Edward Cummings, President; Samuel F. Hubbard, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Mary Morton Kehew, Treasurer. 

Practical assistance to any blind person who cannot be helped by 
the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind or the Perkins Institu- 
tion; publication of a quarterly record of the progress and welfare 
of the blind, entitled " The Outlook for the Blind." 

Xumber aided during year, not stated. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
"Outlook" account 
Interest on deposit 
Miscellaneous 


S3,4S6 66 

1,13.5 83 

1,707 18 

54 08 

29 79 


Cr. 
Convention expenses . 
Printing and postage . 
"Outlook" expenses . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


S9S9 53 

69 30 

. 1,986 37 

. 1,718 43 


. 84,763 63 
. 1,649 91 




•86,413 54 


86,413 54 



MASSACHUSETTS BAPTIST CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Ford Building, Ash- 
burton Place, Boston. (Incorporated 1821.) 

Report for year ending October 10, 1907. 

Eev. J. Yanor Garton, President; Eev. E. J. Adams, Secretary; 
J. F. Barnes, Treasurer. 

Eelief of widows and orphans of deceased Baptist ministers of 
Massachusetts. 

Number aided during year, 44. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 



85,549 16 

756 97 

17,333 33 

9,743 10 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Widows and orphans . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 


S3 10 00 

8,624 00 

191 SO 


. S9,125 80 

. 17,251 38 

7,005 38 


833,382 56 


833,382 56 



Value of investments, $229,889. 



80 



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MASSACHUSETTS CHARITABLE EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY, 233 Charles 

St., Boston. (Incorporated 1826.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

George B. Shattuck, M.D., President; Robert Homans, Secre- 
tary; Henry Parkman, Treasurer; Farrar Cobb, M.D., Superin- 
tendent. 

Treatment of persons afflicted with diseases of the eye and ear. 

Number aided during year, 3,169, viz., 614 paying, 830 partly 
paying, 1,725 free. Number of beds, 160. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 101, viz., 32 men, 69 
women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . $23,735 


06 


Salaries and wages 


$37,466 17 


Subscriptions and donations 225 


00 


Pro\dsions and supplies 


19,811 43 


Bequests .... 172,123 


38 


Drugs and medicines . 


4,242 10 


On account of persons aided . 13,582 


30 


Repairs and improvements 


9,269 02 


Income from investments . 22,007 


76 


Taxes 


1,652 52 


State appropriation . . 35,000 


00 


Heating and Ughting . 


6,698 39 


Medicine and optical supplies 13,232 


80 


Printing and postage . 


1,129 09 


Sale of land . . . 51,758 


90 


Furniture . 


812 03 


Bonds paid . . . 5,000 


00 


Instruments and surgica 




Miscellaneous . . . 3,994 


86 


supplies 


8,789 42 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


5,570 55 




$95,440 72 






Investments during year 


87,039 99 






Cash on hand 


158,179 35 


$340,660 


06 


$340,660 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$450,000; value of investments, $511,000. 

MASSACHUSETTS CHARITABLE FIRE SOCIETY, 60 Devonshire St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1794.) 

Report for j'ear ending November 1, 1907. 

Dr. Charles M. Green, President; Henry H. Sprague, Secretary; 
James E. Hooper, Treasurer. 

Eelief of suffering by fire, and other charitable purposes. 
Number aided during year: institutions, 22; individuals, 31. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 




Cr. 






Cash on hand 


$736 11 


Salaries and wages 




$250 00 


Income from investments 


. 2,266 00 


Charitable institutions 




1,350 00 


Mortgage taken up 
Miscellaneous 


. 6,000 00 


Tools to supply losses 


by 




5 00 


fire 




598 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


'- 


218 10 




$2,416 10 






Investments during A-ear 




5,422 50 






Cash on hand 


'- 


1,168 51 




$9,007 11 


$9,007 11 



Value of investments, $56,385. 



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81 



MASSACHUSETTS CONGREGATIONAL CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 50 Con- 
gress St., Boston. (Incorporated 1736.) 
Report for year ending May 12, 1908. 

William Endicott, President; Rev. Ed-ward Hale, Secretary; 
Grenville H. Xorcross, Treasurer. 

For the relief of widows and daughters of deceased Congrega- 
tional, Unitarian, and Trinitarian clerg}TQen of Massachusetts. 

Xumber aided during year, 34.- 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 

Investments paid 



Sll,633 55 

14,636 10 

600 00 



S26,869 65 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . S300 00 

Printing and postage . 14 60 

To beneficiaries . . 11,447 87 

Miscellaneous . . . 20 00 

Total expenses . . SI 1,782 47 

Investments during vear . 2,970 00 

Cash on hand . ' . . 12,117 18 

$26,869 65 



Value of investments, $328,316.50. 



THE MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SUNSHINE 
SOCIETY, 29 Temple Place, Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1907, 

Mrs. Gertrude E. Meggett, President and Treasurer; Mrs. Alice 
G. "Whitcomb, Secretary. 

To incite its members to a performance of kind and helpful 
deeds, and thus to bring the sunshine of happiness into the greatest 
possible number of hearts and homes. Clothing and miscellaneous 
articles given, cheerful letters sent, etc. 

Xumber aided during year, not stated. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S15 85 

Subscriptions and donations 161 93 

Miscellaneous . . . 115 60 



$293 38 



Cr. 



Rent 
Express 
Special cases 
Aliscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$144 


00 


42 


60 


59 


40 


15 


48 


$261 


48 


31 


90 



$293 38 



MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL, 32 Blossom St., Boston, and McLean 
Hospital, Belmont. (Incorporated 1811.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Charles H. Dalton, President; C. H. W. Foster, Secretary; 
Franklin Haven, Treasurer; Dr. Herbert B. Howard, Admin- 
istrator. 



82 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Belief of the sick and injured (except contagious and chronic 
cases) ; and at Belmont care of the insane, and convalescent home 
of the General Hospital; also a nurses^ home in Eoxbury. 

Number aided during year, 6,754, viz., 2,455 paying, 456 partly 
paving, 3,843 free. Number of beds, 540. 

Number of paid officers or emplo3^ees, 688. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,837 62 

Subscriptions and donations 65,783 64" 
On account of persons aided . 358,773 07 
Income from investments . 183,564 95 
Borrowed .... 100,000 00 
Investments matured . . 11,100 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 126 75 



$722,186 03 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
New buildings . 
Interest 
Insurance 
Annuitants 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$195 

258 
11 

28: 

74, 
4 

47 

19; 
lo; 

3, 



932 16 
140 88 
511 45 
795 24 
876 44 
603 75 
473 24 
054 43 
046 40 
722 05 



8654,156 04 
. 66,790 00 
. 1,239 99 

$722,186 03 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,549,768.30; value of investments, $3,667,223.82. 

MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH COMPANY, 370 Atlantic Ave., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1898.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Albert P. Bicknell, President; G. Eaymond Tuttle, Secretary; 
George H. Tuttle, Treasurer. 

To provide medical and surgical service and medicine, on weekly 
payment of ten cents. 

N'umber aided during year, 872, viz., 612 paying, 70 partly pay- 
ing, 190 free. 

Number of paid ofiBcers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
On account of persons aided 



S35 11 
2,975 39 



$3,010 50 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 
Child-births 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$2,340 00 

261 60 

85 00 

300 00 

$2,986 60 

23 90 

$3,010 50 



MASSACHUSETTS HOME FOR INTEMPERATE WOMEN, corner Binney 
and Smyrna Sts., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for ^-ear ending March 31, 1908. 

Eev. James Eeed, President; Mrs. Sarah J. Boyden, Secretary; 
Mrs. "W. W. Potter, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary E. Charpiot, Matron and 
Superintendent. 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



83 



The care and reformation of intemperate women, without re- 
striction of age, color, creed, residence, or character. 

Number aided during year, 103, viz., 3 paying, 100 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 92. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 3 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Laundry ... 
Miscellaneous 



S404 


03 


4,335 


10 


254 


00 


420 


00 


8,839 


57 


88 


18 


$14,340 88 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest on mortgage 
Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Laundry supplies and cloth- 
ing ^ . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $5,429 27 
. 3,098 36 
. 1,192 22 


270 


00 


. 2,272 


72 


201 


14 


480 


12 


. 1,265 


91 


. $14,209 
131 


74 
14 



• $14,340 88 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$45,000 (mortgaged for $6,000) ; value of investments, $10,000. 



MASSACHUSETTS HOMCEOPATHIC HOSPITAL, East Concord St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1855.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Charles R. Codman, President; B. Preston Clark, Secretary; 
Charles H. Watson, Treasurer; William 0. Mann, M.D., Super- 
intendent. 

For the acute sick, without regard to residence, except cases of 
contagious disease and insanity. 

Number aided during year, 4,548, viz., 785 paying, 1,778 partly 
paying, 1,985 free. Number of beds, 235. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 177, viz., 47 men, 130 
women. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $8,228 55 


Salaries and wages 


$52,539 05 


Subscriptions and donations 3,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


74,756 48 


Bequests .... 5,000 00 


Drugs and medicines . 


12,363 39 


On account of persons aided . 92,936 45 


Repairs and improvements . 
Heating and lighting . 


13,360 05 


Income from investments . 55,351 62 


11,317 95 


On account of Sunnv Bank 


Printing and postage . 


1,596 08 


Home . . ' . . 15,833 70 


On account of Sunny Bank 






Home . . . . 


3,561 49 




Insurance 


3,327 52 




Printing . . . . 


468 00 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


6,682 94 




5179,972 95 




Cash on hand 


377 37 


$180,350 32 


$180,350 32 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$395,915.78; value of investments, $1,143,164. 



84 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



MASSACHUSETTS INFANT ASYLUM, 106 Chestnut Ave., Jamaica Plain. (In- 
corporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Charles P. Putnam, President; Mrs. Stephen S. Bartlett, Sec- 
retary; George E. Cabot, Treasurer; Miss Alice M. Cheney, Super- 
intendent. 

To provide for delicate and sick babies under two years of age, 
or those whose parents need temporary aid. 

Number aided during year, 362, viz., 7 paying, 265 partly pay- 
ing, 90 free. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 26, viz., 1 man, 25 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sale of bonds and stocks 
Miscellaneous 



Sl,110 65 


5,735 


00 


10,928 


32 


7,580 


21 


8,206 


01 


30,049 


49 


105 


38 


$63,715 06 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro^^sions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Board of cliildren 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
^Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $7,012 


37 


. 3,500 


15 


694 


06 


. 1,652 


87 


. 9,102 


68 


. 1,008 


54 


514 


24 


. 2,300 


39 


. $25,785 30 


. 35,741 


64 


. 2,188 


12 



$63,715 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$44,829.76; value of investments, $168,110.02. 



MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1871.) 

Report for year ending October 17, 1907. 

James C. Wliite, M.D., President; William H. Prescott, M.D., 
Secretary; "William L. Richardson, M.D., Treasurer. 

Pecuniary assistance to members of the medical profession, their 
widows and children. 

ISTumber aided during 3^ear, 16. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,144 57 

Subscriptions and donations 365 00 

Bequests .... 1,550 00 

Income from investments . 2,743 37 

Bonds redeemed . . 9,000 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 75 00 



$15,877 94 



Cr. 

Annuities and charity 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$2,017 00 
128 28 

$2,145 28 

11.498 40 

2,234 26 

$15,877 94 



Value of investments, $60,925. 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



85 



MASSACHUSETTS PRISON ASSOCIATION, 56 Pemberton Sq., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907, 

J. G. Thorp, President; Warren F. Spalding, Secretary; Henry 
S. Blake, Treasurer. 

To enlighten public opinion concerning the prevention and 
treatment of crime, secure the improvement of penal legislation, 
protect society from habitual criminals, befriend the innocent and 
ignorant under accusation, promote the welfare of those placed 
on probation by the courts and also of the families of prisoners, 
assist prisoners in the work of self-reform, aid released prisoners 
in living honorably. 

Number aided during year, 214, all partly paying. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Sale of stock 



$1,797 


75 


2,182 


11 


G,812 


07 


127 


00 


769 


12 


3 


00 


$11,691 


05 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Rent 

ReUef of discharged prison 

ers 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j-ear 
Cash on hand 



$2,000 00 
184 99 

447 61 
272 44 



$2,905 04 
6,851 44 
1,934 57 

$11,691 05 



Value of investments, $19,142.50. 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR AIDING DISCHARGED CONVICTS, 24 
State House, Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Eev. James DeNormandie, President; Charles Liffler, Secretary; 
William I. Bowditch, Treasurer; George E. Cornwall, Agent. 

To advise discharged prisoners, furnish them with aid in the 
nature of board, clothing, tools, and transportation, and assist them 
to procure employment. 

dumber aided during year, 452. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Ca.sh on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$428 69 
1,002 04 
2,020 31 



.$3,451 04 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $800 00 

Aid to discharged prisoners . 587 71 

Miscellaneous . . . 25 25 

Total expenses . . $1,412 96 

Investments during vear . 1,930 62 

Cash on hand . * . . 107 46 

$3,451 04 



Value of investments, $42,838.39. 



86 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO 
ANIMALS, 19 Milk St., Boston. (Incorporated 1868.) 

Report for year ending February- 29, 190S. 

George T. Angell, President; Guy Eichardson, Secretary; Hon. 
Henry B. Hill, Treasurer. 

To prevent cruelty to animals, and prosecute when not able to 
prevent. 

Number of paid officers or emplo3'ees, 24, viz., 19 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
Sale of publications 
Fines and witness fees 



S8.427 


43 


10,945 


30 


36,092 


97 


14,148 


85 


6,898 


76 


2,236 


24 


S7S,749 


55 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $26,066 66 

Publications . . . 11,162 02 

Postage, stationery, tele- 
phone, etc. . . 4,718 76 
TravelUng expenses, ambu- 
lance ser\-ice, feeding ani- 
mals, etc. . . . 9.S40 28 
Rent .... 2,613 33 
Miscellaneous . . . 626 80 

Total expenses . . S55,027 85 

Investments during vear . 11,138 22 
Cash on hand . ' . . 12,583 48 

S78.749 55 



Value of investments, $360,164.39. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO 
CHILDREN, 43 Mt. Vernon St., Boston. ^Incorporated 1878.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Grafton Dulany Cusliing, President; C. C. Carstens, General 
Agent and Secretary; Charles F. Atkinson, Treasurer; Miss Eury- 
dice M. Wilson, Matron. 

To provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to 
children throughout this Commonwealth. 

Xumber aided during year, 8,468. Xumber aided in temporary 
home, 171. Xumber of beds, 18. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 18, viz., 9 men, 9 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


S195 12 


Salaries and wages 


$15,883 18 


Subscriptions and donations 


9,529 84 


Pro\-isions and suppUes 


1,465 78 


Bequests . . . . 


15,489 24 


Repairs and improvements . 


935 57 


Income from investments . 


7,891 56 


Interest on mortgage . 


875 00 


Miscellaneous 


670 43 


Office, printing, and general 








expenses 


7,043 77 






^Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


38 50 




$26,241 80 






Investments during year 


4.934 64 






Cash on hand . ' . 


2,599 75 




$33,776 19 


$33,776 19 



Part II. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



87 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$57,179.83 (mortgage, $25,000) ; value of investments, $180,210.60. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION OF 
WOMEN, Boston. (Incorporated 1877.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1908. 

Miss Mary H. Ladd, President; Miss Isabel P. Rankin, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Francis B. Patten, Treasurer. 

To aid women to complete their university education, either by 
affording them scholarships or loans after their freshman year. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$30 36 


Stationery, printing, etc. 


$43 85 


Subscriptions and donations 


86 00 


Annual report . 


36 85 


Membership fees 


342 GO 


Clerical work 


13 00 


Income from investments . 


537 64 


Public meetings 


7 50 


Loans returned . 


512 GO 


Loan library 


17 GO 






Librarian . 


75 GO 






Loans to beneficiaries 


555 GO 






Scholarships 


400 GO 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


121 64 




$1,269 84 






Cash on hand 


238 16 




$1,508 GO 


$1,508 GO 



Value of investments, $12,506.17. 



THE MERRIMAC STREET MISSION, 134 Merrimac St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1905.) 

Dr. John F. Cowan, President; Miss H. L. Pickett, Secretary; 
L, F. Eaton, Treasurer; Fred Lounsbury, Superintendent. 

Ministering to the spiritual and temporal needs of unfortunate 
men, women, and children, by maintaining reading, recreation, 
lunch and lodging rooms, etc. 

No report. 



MICHAEL ANAGNOS SCHOOLS, Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year entling November 10, 1908. 

Wallace L. Pierce, President; Walworth Pierce, Secretary ; Rob- 
ert H. Gardner, Treasurer; D. Panayiotescon, Superintendent. 

To pay one-sixth of its income to the Board of Managers of the 
Kallineian Free School for Girls at Papingon, Epiros, Turkey in 
Europe; and to apply the remaining income to the maintenance 
of a Latin School, to be located in tlie Province of Epiros. 



88 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 



$10,981 67 
14.296 68 



$25,278 35 



Cr. 

For schools in Epiros 
Transferred to capital 

count 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,462 50 

4,400 00 
1,478 10 

$7,340 60 
17,937 75 

$25,278 35 



Value of investments, $271,721.30. 



THE MORGAN MEMORIAL COOPERATIVE INDUSTRIES AND STORES, 

89 Shawmut Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Eev. Edgar J. Helms, President; Miss Kate F. Hobart, Secre- 
tary; Fred C. Moore, Treasurer. 

Educating and relieving the poor, improving their homes and 
home conditions, and giving them religious instruction. 

Number aided during year, 1,219. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18, viz., 11 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $683 72 

Subscriptions and donations 3,691 32 

Sales .... 18,651 93 

Miscellaneous . . . 1,662 09 



$24,689 06 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Relief given 

Repairs and improvements 
Rents 

Machinery and supplies 
General expenses of depart- 
ments 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Purchase of real estate 
Cash on hand 



. $7,411 


68 


. 3,516 


80 


288 


91 


930 


00 


. 6,326 


52 


. 2,299 


53 


. 1,637 


05 


. $22,410 


49 


. 1,550 


00 


728 


57 



$24,689 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,945.99. 



THE MOUNT PLEASANT HOME, 3 Aspinwall Road, Dorchester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Report for year ending November 24, 1907. 

Frederick L. Emery, President; J. D. P. Wingate, Secretary and 
Assistant Treasurer; George A. Hibbard, Treasurer; Mrs. Ida Bea- 
trice Hawes, Matron. 

Care of worthy, indigent persons, at least sixty-five years of age, 
without regard to sex, nationality, creed, or residence. 

Number aided during year, 33, viz., 14 paying, 9 partly paying, 
10 free. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 2 men, 6 women. 



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89 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


So, 135 54 


Salaries and wages 


$3,600 90 


Subscriptions and donations 
Admission fees . 


3,065 85 


Pro\-isions and supplies 


2,337 70 


2,250 00 


Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 


405 25 


On account of persons aided 


7,399 06 


549 14 


Income from investments 


158 79 


Printing and postage . 


267 45 


Entertainments . 


274 67 


Miscellaneous 


965 93 


Membership dues 


89 00 








Miscellaneous 


5 10 


Total expenses 


. S8,126 37 






Investments during year 


4,829 00 






Cash on hand . ' . 


5,422 64 




S18,378 01 


S18,378 01 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$16,000; value of investments, $5,000. 



MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 
17 Stamford St., Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Leo W. Pickert, President; Philip Eubenstein, Secretary and 
Treasurer; ]Mrs. F. L. White, Matron; S. A. Moulton, M.D., Super- 
intendent. 

For the purpose of affording medical and surgical aid and nurs- 
ing to sick or disabled persons of any creed or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 11,104, viz., 8,222 partly paying, 
2,882 free. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 3 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Membership dues 



I Cr. 

S104 75 I Salaries and wages 
3,232 90 Pro\'isions and supplies 
1,707 53 Repairs and improvements 
1,190 00 Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S6,235 18 



. Sl,731 


85 


. 2,247 


44 


. 553 


20 


550 


00 


383 


84 


1.36 


25 


458 92 


. $6,061 


50 


173 


68 



$6,235 IS 



THE NEEDLEWOMAN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 149A Tremont St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1851.) 

Report for year ending April 14, 1908. 

Mrs. Wm. M. Conant, President; Mrs. Lucy H. Tiernay, Secre- 
tary; Bernard C. Weld, Treasurer; Miss Honniker, Superintendent. 

For the purpose of giving sewing, with adequate compensation, 
to indigent women. 

Number aided during year, about 80. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



90 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$1,163 11 


Salaries and wages 


$1,522 50 


Subscriptions and donations 


82 00 


Materials .... 


1,615 82 


Income from investments 




Paid to sewing women 


2,239 90 


and deposits . 


4,008 92 


Rent .... 


480 00 


Sale of investments 


343 38 


Heating and lighting . 


12 00 


Sale of articles . 


2,245 16 


Printing, postage, and tele- 








phone .... 


95 08 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


77 82 




$6,043 12 






Investments during year 


1,000 00 






Cash on hand 


799 45 




$7,842 57 


$7,842 57 



Value of investments, $49,985. 



NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL, Parker Hill Ave., Roxbury. (Incorpo- 
rated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Edward H. Haskell, President; J. L. Harbour, Secretary; Ver- 
non A. Field, Treasurer; Emma A. Anderson, Superintendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of patients, with special ref- 
erence to the gratuitous treatment of the sick poor of Boston and 
vicinity, without discrimination of sex, color, nationality, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 461, viz., 337 paying, 38 partly 
payii;ig, 86 free. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 32, viz., 30 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Nurses' work 
Miscellaneous 



$8,396 


33 


3,065 


53 


744 


55 


21,145 


13 


120 


00 


1,088 07 


2,465 


98 


$37,025 


59 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Pleating, lighting, and water 
Printing, postage, etc. 
New building 
Furnishings 
Interest and insurance 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $6,682 53 
. 9,706 56 


624 


62 


r 1,439 


35 


. 1,359 
. 4,676 


01 

89 


2,632 
845 


15 

05 


936 


72 


. $28,902 
. 6,495 
. 1,627 


88 
00 
71 



$37,025 59 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$42,000 ; value of investments, $7,000. 



THE NEW ENGLAND CONVALESCENT REST HOME, 

rated 1903.) 



Boston. (Incorpo- 



Malcolm Storer, M.D., President; W. Irving Blanchard, M.D., 
Secretary; Joseph B. Moors, Treasurer. 

Providing a home in the country for convalescent persons. 
No report. 



PartlL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



91 



NEW ENGLAND DEACONESS ASSOCIATION, 691 and 693 Massachusetts 
Ave., Boston, and 175 Bellevue St., Longwood. (Incorporated 1889, 1893.) 

Eev. W. T. Perrin, Ph.D., President; Mrs. T. C. Watkins, Sec- 
retary; Henry D. Degen, Treasurer; Miss Adeliza A. Betts, Super- 
intendent of Hospital. 

Surgical and medical treatment, without regard to age, sex, color, 
nationality, creed, or residence. 

No report. 



NEW ENGLAND EYE AND EAR HOSPITAL, corner Charles and Pinckney 
Sts., Boston. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1907. 

Benjamin F. Stacey, President; Miss M. T. Vialle, Secretary; 
Dr. Charles F. Stacey, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Treatment of poor and needy of New England, without regard 
to age, sex, color, nationality, or creed. Run wholly as dispensary. 
Patients who are able pay for medicine ; others treated free. 

Number aided during year, 1,914, viz., 14 partly paying, 1,900 
free. 

Number of paid oflBcers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 
Sale of medicines 



Sl,683 62 

22 GO 

1,875 25 



$3,580 87 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . S900 GO 

Provisions and supplies . 176 8G 

Drugs and medicines . . 71G 25 

Rent . . . . 9GG GO 

Miscellaneous ... 45 75 

Total expenses . . 82,7.32 80 

Cash on hand . . . 848 07 

S3,580 87 



NEW ENGLAND HELPING HAND SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1887.) 

Dr. Anna Dorr Bryant, President; Mrs. x\nna W. Lancaster, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

To provide homes for working girls, and otherwise extend a 
helping hand to them. 

Work temporarily suspended. 



NEW ENGLAND HOME FOR LITTLE WANDERERS, 202 West Newton St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

John Carr, President; Arthur S. Johnson, Secretary; William 
G. Brooks, Treasurer; Eev. Frederic H. Knight, Ph.D., Superin- 
tendent. 



92 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



To rescue children between two and twelve years of age from 
want and shame, feed, clothe, and instruct them, and place them 
in good homes. 

Number aided during year, 350. Number of beds, 136. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 34, viz., 7 men, 27 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,161 80 

Subscriptions and donations 16,114 89 

Bequests .... 105,220 95 

Income from investments . 22,835 73 

Sales of investments . . 2,520 00 



$149,853 37 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Travelling 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous 


$18,448 48 
9,577 43 
2,163 40 
1,977 12 
1,607 74 
1,277 06 
123 00 
913 39 


Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 


$36,087 62 

106,564 37 

7,201 38 




$149,853 37 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$145,000; value of investments, $494,614.49. 

NEW ENGLAND HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN, Dimock St.. 
Roxbury. (Incorporated 1863.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Miss Helen F. Kimball, President; Mrs. Emma E. Butler, Sec- 
retary; George A. Goddard, Treasurer; Dr. Stella M. Taylor, 
Superintendent and Resident Physician. 

To provide for women the aid of competent physicians of their 
own sex; to assist educated women in the practical study of medi- 
cine; to train nurses for the care of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 1,294, viz., 670 paying, 180 partly 
paying, 444 free. Number of beds, 226. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 72, viz., 16 men, 56 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Dispensary receipts 
Sale of securities, etc. 
Miscellaneous 



$2,103 32 

2,845 49 
57,138 17 
24,528 46 
31,536 24 

5,538 97 
24,943 11 

1,041 48 



$149,675 24 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Taxes, etc. 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Dispensary expenses . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j-ear 
Cash on hand 



. $21,326 


37 


. 20,136 


48 


. 5,923 


86 


. 7,759 


09 


. 3,615 


73 


. 5,643 


91 


751 


27 


. 7,053 


76 


892 


31 


. $73,102 


78 


. 73,893 


85 


. 2,678 


61 



$149,675 24 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$356,500; value of investments, $611,200.73. 



Part TI.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



93 



NEW ENGLAND MORAL REFORM SOCIETY (TALITHA CUMI HOME), 
206 West Brookline St., Boston. (Incorporated 1846.) 

Report for j-ear ending February 28, 1908. 

Dr. Caroline E. Hastings, President; Dr. Julia M. Pluimner, 
Secretary and Superintendent; Emma J. Fitz, Treasurer. 

Maternity home for unmarried girls. 

Number aided during year, 75, viz., 34 paying, 12 partly pay- 
ing, 29 free. Number of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 1 man, 12 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Apron sales 



$2,204 44 


5,084 


50 


2,117 


02 


144 


92 


1,388 


09 


$10,939 57 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $5,342 42 


. 2,423 


16 


545 


20 


755 


58 


250 


30 


800 


27 


. $10,116 


93 


822 


64 



$10,939 57 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$29,500; value of investments, $21,271.11. 

NEW ENGLAND TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NURSES, 365 Massachusetts Ave., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 

William J. Johnstone, President; A. J. "Wilson, M.D., Sec- 
retary; P. E. Deehan, M.D., Treasurer. 
Training of nurses. 
No report. 



NEWSBOYS' READING ROOM ASSOCIATION, 16 Howard St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1879.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1908. 

Clement S. Houghton, President; Frank C. Brewer, Secretary; 
B. Preston Clark, Treasurer; H. W. Plaisted, Superintendent. 
To establish a reading room for newsboys. 
Number aided during year, 700, all partly paying. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 2 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 



S561 42 

1,331 92 

128 55 

493 83 



$2,515 72 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $1,122 00 

Repairs and improvements . 104 47 

Rent . . . 800 04 

Heating and lighting . 46 48 



Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$2,072 99 
442 73 

$2,515 72 



A^alue of investments, $10,814. 



94 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



NICKERSON HOME FOR CHILDREN, 14 Tyler St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1850.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Sarah E. Dawes, President; Mrs. Garafelia M. Dawson, 
Secretary; Mrs. Mary M. Holway, Treasurer; Mrs. Lola C. Hol- 
way, Superintendent. 

Temporary home for poor children between the ages of three 
and fourteen, generally orphans or half-orphans. 

Number aided during year, 65, viz., 25 paying, 20 partly pay- 
ing, 20 free. Number of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 

Fair 

Miscellaneous 



$11 17 
1,430 GO 
1,512 35 

250 00 

208 69 

48 63 



$3,460 84 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Water tax 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $884 00 


. 1,384 


76 


258 


50 


198 


93 


79 


90 


13 


00 


585 


90 


. $3,404 


99 


55 


85 



$3,460 84 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of other property, $12,445.28, viz., investments, 
$11,815.42; building fund, $629.86. 



NORTH BENNET STREET INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, 39 North Bennet St.. 
Boston. (Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1908. 

Mrs. Quincy A. Shaw, President; Miss Edith G. Fabens, Sec- 
retary and Superintendent; Eussell G. Fessenden, Treasurer. 

Social and educational purposes, including classes in manual 
training, reading rooms, kindergarten, day nursery, etc. 

Number aided during year, 2,405. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 54, viz., 12 men, 42 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$1,913 35 


Salaries and wages 


. $20,686 46 


Subscriptions and donations 


, 30,999 27 


Provisions and suppHes 


. 7,587 05 


Bequests . 


65 00 


Repairs and improvements 


311 11 


Income from investments 


586 99 


Interest on notes 


750 00 


Proceeds of play 
Day nursery " . 


1,680 63 
104 12 


Insurance 


180 37 






Board and lodging 


285 05 


Total expenses 


. $29,514 99 


Sale of articles made, etc. 


434 39 


Cash on hand . 


6,553 81 




$36,068 80 


$36,068 80 



Cr. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



95 



Value of property owTied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$47,300; value of other property, $16,456.47, viz., investments, 
$14,956.47; furniture and fittings, $1,500. 

NORTH END DIET KITCHEN, 8 Staniford Place, Boston. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Dwight Foster, President; Miss Mary A. Peabody, Secre- 
tary; Alfred D. Foster, Treasurer; Miss Helen Paine, Assistant 
Treasurer; Mrs. Eloise J. Spencer, Matron. 

To provide, free of expense, such diet and food for sick persons 
as may be directed by the physicians of the dispensaries of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 25,884, viz., 1,564 paying and partly 
paying, 24,320 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 

and deposits . 
Miscellaneous 



8402 


21 


1,993 


00 


7,495 


15 


217 


90 


569 


68 


18 


40 


810,696 


34 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 
Fuel 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



S322 


00 


. 2,214 


14 


64 


69 


276 


00 


58 


20 


25 


54 


. S2,960 


57 


. 7,157 


97 


. 577 


80 



$10,696 34 



Value of investments, $25,460.19. 

NORTH END LADIES' AID ASSOCIATION, 27 Prince St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1897.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Israel Fish, President; Marks Quint, Secretary; Waif Bergen, 
Treasurer; Simon Malinsky, Collector. 

To loan money in small sums, without interest, to poor Hebrews 
of Boston. 

Xumber aided during year, 245. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Outstanding on notes . 


$585 54 

455 44 

3,517 24 


Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Outstanding on notes 
Cash on hand 


$167 89 
19 00 
35 15 
13 10 




$235 14 

. 3,455 50 

867 58 


One safe, $118. 


$4,558 22 


$4,558 22 



96 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



OLIVER DITSON SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF NEEDY MUSICIANS, 

Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

B. J. Lang, President; Charles F. Smith, Secretary; Charles H. 
Ditson, Treasurer. 

Relief of sick, disabled, and needy musicians. 
K'umber aided during year, 21. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Interest on deposit 



$2,434 56 

1,425 00 

55 95 



$3,915 51 



To beneficiaries 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



$867 00 

$867 00 
3,048 51 

$3,915 51 



Value of investments, $31,000. 

PETER BENT BRIGHAM HOSPITAL, Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Alexander Cochrane, President; Lawrence H. H. Johnson, Secre- 
tary; Edmund D. Codman, Treasurer. 

Hospital for sick poor in the county of Suffolk. 

Value of investments and cash on hand, $5,459,454.30. 

l^ot yet in operation. 



PHINEAS STOWE SEAMEN'S HOME, North Bennet St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1886.) 

Report for year ending January 22, 1908. 

Mrs. A. T. Fernald, President; Mrs. E. R. Bell, Secretary; Mrs. 
E. T. Eich, Treasurer; John Collings and wife. Superintendent and 
Matron. 

To provide a Christian home where no worthy seamen are refused 
admittance. 

Xumber aided, 20 in home ; number outside not stated, x^umber 
of beds, 15. 

iN'umber of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $145 51 

Subscriptions and donations 219 09 

On account of persons aided . 1,982 22 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Insurance 

Repairs and improvements 
Water 

Heating and lighting . 
I Printing and postage . 



Total expenses 



! Cash on hand 



$640 


20 


. 1,338 56 


15 


60 


34 


16 


22 


00 


102 


13 


7 


37 


. $2,160 


02 


186 


80 



$2,346 82 



$2,346 82 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 



$8,000. 



Part IT.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



97 



PREACHERS' AID SOCIETY OF THE NEW ENGLAND ANNUAL CONFER- 
ENCE OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 43 Kilby St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1858.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Everett 0. Fisk, President; Alonzo R. AVeed, Secretary; Arthur 
E. Dennis, Treasurer. 

To aid and relieve the sick, infirm, and aged members of the New 
England Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
and the needy and distressed widows and orphans of deceased mem- 
bers of said Conference. 

Number aided during year, 50. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$439 17 

3,869 70 

1,460 00 

66 02 



$5,834 89 



Cr. 



Beneficiaries 
Miscellaneous 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$800 00 

196 89 

$996 89 

4,000 00 

838 00 

$5,834 89 



A'^alue of investments, $39,249. 

THE RED CROSS BUREAU, Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Torrey E. Wardner, President; Charles M. Beardslee, Treasurer. 

To aid the worthy poor and unemployed of Boston and vicinity 
by furnishing them with financial assistance, or providing them 
with provisions, fuel, clothing, and other necessaries, and by otlier- 
wise assisting and advising them. 

No report. 



THE REFUGE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON, 32 Rutland St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1823.) 

Report for year ending .January 31, 1908. 

Winthrop S. Scudder, President; James B. Hawkins, Secretary; 
Lewis Kennedy Morse, Treasurer; Miss A. J. Anderson, Superin- 
tendent. 

To afford relief, assistance, and protection to penitent females. 

Number aided during year, 37, viz., 10 partly paying, 27 free. 
Number of beds, 20. 

Salaries paid by Bethesda Society. 



98 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Sale of securities 


. $3,053 23 
. 3,348 63 
. 6,862 50 


Cr. 
Pro\dsions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j^ear 
Cash on hand 


$1,733 08 

. 2,331 22 

708 08 

22 55 

120 85 




$4,915 78 

7,370 57 

978 01 




$13,264 36 


$13,264 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,000; value of investments, about $37,000. 

ROBERT B. BRIGHAM HOSPITAL FOR INCURABLES, BOSTON. (Incorpo- 
rated 1903.) 

John Shepard, President; Samuel A. Merrill, Secretary; Charles 
J. Lincoln, Treasurer. 

For the care and medical and surgical treatment of citizens of 
Boston incapable of obtaining a comfortable livelihood by reason of 
chronic or incurable disease. 

Isoi yet in operation. 

THE ROBERT GOULD SHAW ASSOCIATION, 6 Hammond St., Roxbury. (In- 
corporated 1908.) 

Eobert T. Paine, Jr., President; William I. Cole, Secretary; 
Harold Peabody, Treasurer; Miss Augusta P. Eaton, Resident 
Superintendent. 

To promote the social and moral welfare of the negroes of Boston. 

First year not completed. 



THE ROBERT TREAT PAINE ASSOCIATION, 6 Joy St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1890.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Eobert Treat Paine, President; John H. Storer, Cleric; Eobert 
T. Paine, Jr., Treasurer; Edmund Billings, Superintendent of 
People's Institute. 

To found a Christian charity, to promote the spiritual, moral, 
and physical welfare of the working classes by caring for persons 
in distress, by cultivating kindlier relations between rich and poor, 
by building or maintaining workingmen's institutes, working girls' 
clubs, temperance restaurants, homes for the aged, reading rooms, 
libraries, schools for manual training, or model homes for the 
people, by fostering church services, schools, charities or missions, 
or by whatever other means may contribute to the well-being of the 
working classes. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



99 



Number aided during year, 647, viz., 617 partly paying, 30 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 7 men, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Income from investments 
Overdrawn balance 



Cr. 



$6,573 


84 


Salaries and wages 




$3,399 55 


6,178 


88 


Repairs and improvements . 


1,276 30 






Running expenses of 


Peo- 








pie's Institute 




1,017 18 






Taxes and insurance . 




857 16 






Charity gifts 
Total expenses 




1,698 00 




$8,248 19 






Cash overdrawn 


' 


4,504 53 


$12,752 


72 


$12,752 72 



A'alue of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$39,600; value of investments, $61,600. 



ROXBURY AID SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Report for year ending October 10, 1908. 

John F. Dever, President; James T. Meegan, Secretary; William 
J. Flynn, Treasurer. 

The giving of financial and other material aid and assistance to 
the worthy poor, especially widows and children, within the limits 
of the Eoxbury district of the city of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 4. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 



00 



$75 00 



Cr. 

Provisions and supplies 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$72 50 
2 20 



$74 70 
30 



$75 00 



ROXBURY CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 106 Roxbury St., Roxbury. (Incorpo- 
rated 1799.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1908. 

Dr. C. Edwin Miles, President; William Dudley Cotton, Jr., 
Secretary; Edward B. Eeynolds, Treasurer; Fred M. Briggs, 
Agent. 

To assist the worthy poor within the limits of old Roxbury. 

Number aided during year, 2,306. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Wood sales at wood vard 



Cr. 



$263 79 
630 20 
2,000 00 
7,326 42 
3,796 70 


Salaries and wages . . $2,400 00 
Wood and coal . 3,781 67 
lieneficiaries and dispensary 5,036 12 
Miscellaneous . . . 120 57 


Total expenses . . $11,338 36 
Investments during vear . 2,143 5,5 
Cash on hand . " . . 535 20 


$14,017 11 


$14,017 11 



100 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate pui*poseSj 
$12,775.63; value of investments, $152,946.08. 



ROXBURY FEMALE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Putnam Chapel, Putnam St., 
Roxburj'. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Miss Mary S. Parker, President; Miss Helen S. Rogers, Secre- 
tary; Alfred M. Bullard, Treasurer. 

To aid deserving poor women of Roxbury with material for 
sewing. 

Xumber aided during year, 25. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Sale of garments 



$842 93 

34 GO 

394 GO 

14G 37 



$1,411 3G 



Cr. 
To Vjeneficiaries 
Materials for sewing 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$725 Gl 
55 41 

$780 42 
63G 88 

$1,411 30 



Value of investments, $9,100. 



ROXBURY HOME FOR CHILDREN AND AGED WOMEN.fS Burton Ave., 
Roxbury. (Incorporated 1856.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Edward B. Reynolds, President; Mary S. Parker, Secretary; C. 
L. DeN'ormandie, Treasurer; Harriet E. Eichards, Matron. 

Home for aged women, and outside aid to worthy widows with 
children. 

Admission fee to Home, $300. 

^Rumber aided during year, 36. Number of beds, 29. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . $473 41 

Subscriptions and donations 832 Gl 

Bequests . . . . 55 95 

Admission fee . . 3 GO GG 

Income from investments . 7,288 92 

Securities sold . . . 7,051 75 



$16,G02 04 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating, lighting, and water 
Printing and postage . 
Outside beneficiaries . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,465 

. 3,447 

163 


54 
37 
40 


r 837 


71 


360 


81 


575 


50 


804 


46 


. $8,654 79 

. 6,913 37 

433 88 



$16,002 04 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $147,561.22. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



101 



ROXBURY HOMOEOPATHIC DISPENSARY, 1224 Tremont St., Roxbiiry. (In- 
corporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

L. Houghton Kimball, M.D., President; Edward S. Calderwood, 
M.D., Secretary; Willis H. Weinz, D.M.D., Treasurer; W. H. H. 
Gary, M.D., Physician in Charge. 

Free medical treatment and diets for the needy poor. Charge 
of ten cents for medicines for such as are able to pay. 

dumber aided during year, 6,318, viz., 5,805 partly paying, 513 
free. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



»■ Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S26 39 

Subscriptions and donations 366 00 

On account of persons aided . 595 26 

Income from investments . 69.5 50 

Entertainment . . . 287 25 



$1,970 40 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Taxes, interest, and insur 

ance 
Furnishings 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. .S647 


40 


175 


81 


119 


84 


164 


62 


87 


26 


589 


92 


57 


00 


27 


34 


. .Sl,869 


19 


101 


21 



$1,970 40 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$2,200; value of investments, $9,400. 



ROXBURY LADIES' AID AND FUEL SOCIETY, Roxbury. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

^Irs. M. Levin, President; Mrs. M. F. Cohen, Secretary : Mrs. 
H. Frank, Treasurer. 

To give immediate relief to needy and destitute Hel)rew families 
of Boston. 

Xumber aided during year, 238. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Dues and donations 
Entertainments . 



.?352 29 

715 00 

1,8.57 00 


Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 
Printing 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on iiand 


. ."?l,5.)5 00 
30 00 
50 00 
50 00 




. .SI, 685 00 
. 1,239 29 


$2,924 29 


$2,924 29 



102 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



ROXBURY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 1 Dayton Ave., Roxbury. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

Eev. James DeNormandie, President; John Page Cotton, Secre- 
tary; Anselm L. Bacon, Treasurer; Sarah Perry Browning, Head 
Resident. 

A college settlement house. 

No report. ^ 



THE RUGGLES STREET NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE, 147-155 Ruggles St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1908. 

Mrs. Pauline Agassiz Shaw, President; Frederick J. Pingree, 
Treasurer; Miss Caroline L. Auld, Matron. 

Providing for the care and training of children from eighteen 
months to six years of age, when the mother is obliged to support 
the family, and at times of special need; to give instruction in in- 
dustrial work to older children and their parents; to carry on 
classes for the social and civic welfare of the neighborhood. 

Number aided during year, 600. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 4 men, 9 women. 



Dr. 



From Mrs. Shaw 



$8,169 77 



$8,169 77 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$4,933 14 


ProAdsions and supplies 


1,761 74 


Repairs and furnishings 


568 62 


Heating and lighting . 


562 28 


Miscellaneous 


343 99 



Total expenses 



$8,169 77 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,300. 



ST. ELIZABETH'S HOSPITAL OF BOSTON, 61 West Brookline St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1872.) 

Report for j^ear ending December 31, 1907. 

Most Rev. William H. O'Connell, D.D., President; Edward A. 
McLaughlin, Secretary; Sister M. Rose, Treasurer and Superin- 
tendent. 

Care of sick, poor, and aged women of Boston and vicinity, re- 
gardless of creed or nationality. 

N'umber aided during year, 1,033, viz., 367 paying, 505 partly 
paying, 161 free. Number of beds, 154. 

N'umber of paid officers or employees, 42, viz., 6 men, 36 women. 



Part II, 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



103 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donation 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Training school . 
Medicines sold . 
Miscellaneous 



. $55,605 


71 


3 11,436 


88 


400 


00 


23,038 59 1 


3,784 


30 


. 1,738 


55 


. 2,680 30 1 


. 1,813 


79 


$100,498 


12 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Insurance and taxes . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. 80,924 
. 12,332 


46 
43 


. 1,233 21 
848 36 


. 2,422 


76 


169 


80 


. 1,575 


86 


. $25,506 88 

38,360 25 

. 36,630 99 



$100,498 12 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$81,000; value of investments, $73,060. 

ST. JOSEPH'S ASSOCIATION OF BOSTON, Charles St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1907.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1908. 

J. E. Millerick, President; P. J. McCormack, Secretary; P. J. 
Walsh, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To promote and encourage religion and education, to dissemi- 
nate charity, to pursue literature, music, and dramatics, to conduct 
industrial classes, to encourage athletics, aquatics, etc. 

Xumber aided during year, 170, viz., 30 paying, 116 partly pay- 
ing, 24 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 4 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $10 00 

Subscriptions and donations 796 00 

Loan .... 1,500 00 

Entertainments, etc. . . 1,630 03 



$3,936 63 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$813 44 


Supphes .... 


781 46 


Repairs and improvements . 


294 98 


Heating and lighting . 


253 85 


Printing and postage . 


104 60 


Paid on loan 


1,000 00 


Interest and expense of loan 


42 00 


Miscellaneous 


175 20 


Total expenses 


$3,465 53 


Cash on hand 


471 10 




$3,936 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$11,000. 



ST. JOSEPH'S HOME, 41-45 East Brookline St., Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Most Rev. John Joseph Williams, President and Treasurer; Rev. 
William P. McQuaid, Secretary; M. Ledoux, Superintendent. 

To provide shelter, food, and work for deserving young women, 
residents or immigrants. 



104 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 1,036, viz., 797 paying, 59 partly 
paying, 180 free. Number of beds, 70. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $832 52 

Subscriptions and donations 906 35 

On account of persons aided . 5,407 40 



$7,206 2; 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppUes 
Repairs and improvenients 
Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$927 


88 


2,483 


97 


2,017 


74 


729 


58 


140 


13 


$6,299 30 


906 


97 


$7,206 27 



ST. LUKE'S HOME FOR CONVALESCENTS, 149 Roxbury St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1872.) 

Report for year ending October 18, 1907. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Stephen Chase, 
Secretary; W. H. Aspinwall, Treasurer; Mrs. P. R. Wills, Matron. 
Care of needy and destitute convalescent women. 
Number aided during year, 266. Number of beds, 26. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests .... 

Income from investments 

Amount recovered on loss ac- 
count defalcation of former 
treasurer 

Sale of securities 

Miscellaneous 



$776 


46 


6,603 


89 


15,015 


42 


4,759 


92 


3,634 


08 


8,107 


50 


95 


67 


$38,992 


94 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$3,099 85 


Provisions and supplies 


4,571 36 


Legal expenses . 


150 00 


Rei^airs and improvements 


989 10 


Insurance . 


94 25 


Heating and lighting . 


789 60 


Printing and })ostage . 


98 61 


Miscellaneous 


1,026 33 


Total expenses 


$10,819 10 


Investments during year 


25,890 00 


Cash on hand 


2,283 84 




$38,992 94 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,819.50; value of investments, $150,862.01. 



ST. MARY'S INFANT ASYLUM AND LYING-IN HOSPITAL, Everett Ave., 
Dorchester. (Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for j^ear ending September 30, 1907. 

Rev. Peter Eonan, President; William H. Hardy, Secretary; 
Edward Kelley, Jr., Treasurer; Sister Euphemia, Sister Superior. 

The care, support, and education of foundlings and destitute chil- 
dren under three years of age, and the maintenance of a lying-in 
hospital. 

Number aided during year, 273 women, viz., 112 paying, ^^ 



Part II. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



105 



partly paying, 95 free; 807 children, viz., 219 partly paying, 588 
free. Number of beds, 190. 

Number of paid oflBcers or employees, 59, viz., 3 men, 56 women. 



Dr. 
Cfish on haml 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided . 
Interest on deposits 



$848 


48 


16,779 


68 


7,512 


27 


7,004 


45 


750 


00 


$32,894 


88 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest on mortgage . 
Miscellaneous 


. $4,313 00 
. 13,311 24 
. 2,256 33 
. 2.191 32 

429 20 
. 1,425 76 

102 90 


Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


. $24,029 75 
. 8,865 13 




$32,894 88 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$83,000. 



ST. VINCENT'S ORPHAN ASYLUM, corner Camden St. and Shawmut Ave., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1834.) 

Report for j-ear ending September 30, 1908. 

Thomas Dwight, M.D., President; John P. Leahy, Secretary; 
John J. Mundo, Treasurer; Sister Veronica, Superintendent. 

Care and education of orphan girls of the Catholic faith. 

Number aided during year, 271, viz., 60 paying, 90 partly pay- 
ing, 121 free. Number of beds, 209. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 2 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . S13,000 00 ; Salaries and wages 

Subscriptions and donations 276 00 I Proxdsions and supplies 

Bequests . . . . 288 87 

On account of persons aided . 7,919 33 



Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 



Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S2 1,484 20 



$1,044 

6,144 

3,162 

1,069 

105 


00 
40 

64 
64 
60 


$11,526 
9,957 


28 
92 


$21,484 


20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$112,000. 



THE SALVATION ARMY OF MASSACHUSETTS, INCORPORATED, People's 

Palace, 8 East Brookline St., Boston; Fresh Air Camp, West Newton. (In- 
corporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Evangeline Booth, President; B. F. Hillman, Secretary; Adam 
Gifford, Treasurer; Mrs. Colonel Gifford, Mrs. Major Elmslie, and 
Mrs. Captain Abraham, Matrons. 

To benefit the poor by relieving their bodies from disease and 



106 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



suffering, bringing their minds and hearts under the influence of 
education and the Christian religion, and assisting them to estab- 
lish themselves in life. 

Number aided during year, 2,046, viz., 67 paying, 63 partly pay- 
ing, 1,917 free. Number of beds, Q6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $331 22 

Subscri lotions and donations 23,070 41 

On account of persons aided . 2,282 02 

Income from lunch rooms . 19,231 73 



$44,915 38 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Gifts to poor 
Car fares . 
Running expense of 

room 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



lunch 



. $5,256 


60 


. 3,260 


53 


. 1,062 


88 


837 


15 


515 


52 


. 1,634 


96 


9,650 


71 


478 99 


. 20,450 


54 


. 1,401 


10 


. $44,548 98 


366 


40 



$44,915 38 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$237,733.53. 

SANDY MALONEY MIDNIGHT MISSION, 639 Tremont Building, Boston. 

(Incorporated 1908.) 

Stella Archer Simson, Treasurer. 

To rescue fallen humanity, provide midnight shelter for men and 
women, etc. 

Not yet in operation. 

SCOTS' CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1786.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Alexander McGregor, President; Eobert E. May, Secretary; 
James Lumsden, Treasurer. 

To furnish relief to Scotchmen and their immediate descendants, 
and to give them information and advice. 

Number aided during year, 479. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Dues and fees 
Income from investments 



$932 21 

831 00 

2,373 38 



$4,136 59 



Cr. 

Charity disbursements 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$3,110 00 

408 01 

$3,518 01 

618 58 

$4,136 59 



Value of property, $59,610, viz., investments, $55,110; burial 
lots, $4,500. 



PartIL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



107 



SHAW ASYLUM FOR MARINERS' CHILDREN, Office, 12 Ashburton Place, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1877.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Quincy A. Shaw, Jr., President; Walter C. Smith, Treasurer 
and Clerk. 

Aid and protection of children of mariners in destitute circum- 
stances, under eighteen years of age. Asylum sold ; all outside aid. 

Number aided during year, 473. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



])r. 

Cash on liand 

Income from investments 



S8,17G 69 
22,028 31 



$30,205 00 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . S3, 020 00 

Office expenses . . . 442 98 

Outside aid . . . 20,292 46 

Outside aid expenses . . 307 82 

Total expenses . . S24,063 26 

Investments during year . 5,083 00 

Cash on hand . . . 1,058 74 

S30,205 00 



Value of investments, $587,908. 



THE SMORGON AID ASSOCIATION, 41 Revere St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Max Angelevitz, President; Louis L. Schlezinger, Secretanj; 
Jacob B. Dana, Treasurer. 

To help the poor and distressed by aiding them financially, and 
to find employment for them. 

Number aided during year, 9. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 



$171 10 
116 75 


Cr. 

Printing and postage . 
Relief given in cash 
Miscellaneo\is 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


Ii^l3 70 

70 00 

4 95 




S88 65 
199 26 


$287 91 


$287 91 



SOCIETY FOR HELPING DESTITUTE MOTHERS AND INFANTS, Room 48, 
Charity Building, Chardon St., and 27 Fayette St., Boston. (Incorporated 
1904.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Charles P. Putnam, M.D., President; Lilian Freeman Clarke, 
Secretary; Sarah H. AVilliamson, Treasurer. 
To aid destitute mothers and infants. 



lOS 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 446. 

Number of paid officers or emplo3'ees, 3 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$41 34 


Salaries and wages 


$1,946 86 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,356 41 


Provisions and supplies 


165 90 


Income from investments 


201 39 


Rent .... 


302 50 


l^orrowed .... 


200 00 


Printing, postage, telephone, 




Miscellaneous 


18 76 


etc. . . 
Board, clothing, and travel- 


312 02 






ling expenses . 


762 87 






Loan repaid 


200 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


107 07 




$3,797 22 






Cash on hand . 


20 68 



$3,817 90 



Cr. 



$3,817 90 



Value of investments, $4,183.84. 



SOCIETY FOR MINISTERIAL RELIEF, 25 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1850.) 

Report for year ending Ma}- 2, 1908. 

Rev. James De Normandie, President; Rev. Edward Hale, Sec- 
retary; Henry Endicott, Treasurer. 

To assist Unitarian ministers whose circumstances have become 
necessitous. Beneficiaries must be not less than fifty-five years of 
age, and must have an unspotted reputation. From the income of 
a small fund given for the purpose, assistance is given to a few 
widows of Unitarian ministers. 

Number aided during year, 31. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Bequests . 
Income from investments 



$4,435 
4,631 
9,735 


15 
65 
36 


$18,802 


16 



Cr. 



Beneficiaries 
Miscellaneous 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$9,550 00 
11 50 

$9,561 50 
5,309 30 
3,931 36 

$18,802 16 



Value of investments, $200,280.81. 



SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION, Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1831.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Eev. William H. Lyon, D.D., President; Eev. Benj. R. Bulkeley, 
Secretary; Grenville H. Norcross, Treasurer. 

To assist the Harvard Divinity School and students therein. 

Number aided during year, 37. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Part II.l 



CHARITABLE CORPOKATIONS. 



109 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


. S2,687 82 


Salaries and wages 


$100 00 


Income from investments 


. 6,332 35 


Harvard Di\nnity School 


1,447 00 


Investments jjaid 


. 2,510 00 


Taxes 


1,232 25 


Miscellaneous 


7 88 


Insurance 


133 60 






lieneficiaries 


. 2,950 44 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


211 05 




. S6,074 34 






Investments during year 


2,800 00 






Cash on hand 


. 2,663 71 




.$11,538 05 


$11,538 05 



Value of investments, $94,000. 

SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF AGED OR DISABLED EPISCOPAL CLERGY- 
MEN, 1 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1846.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Et. Eev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Eev. John T. 
Magrath, Secretary; George P. Gardner, Treasurer. 
The relief of aged or disabled Episcopal clergymen. 
Number aided during year, 10. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $1,657 71 

Subscriptions and donations 992 19 

Income from investments 3,097 92 

Bonds sold . . . 913 50 



.S6,661 32 



Cr. 
Paitl to beneficiaries . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand . ' . 



S3, 725 
21 



$3,746 10 
1,888 67 
1,026 55 

$6,661 32 



Value of investments, $71,000. 

SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS OF THE 
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1841.) 

Report for year ending April 4, 1908. 

Et. Eev. William Lawrence, President; Eev. Eeuben Kidner, Sec- 
retary; Eussell S. Codman, Treasurer. 

For the relief of the widows and orphans of clergymen of the 
Episcopal Church in Massachusetts. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . SI, .538 70 

Subscriptions and donations 909 90 

Income from investments . 8,326 57 

Miscellaneous . . 168 26 



$10,943 43 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Paid to beneficiaries . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$75 00 

,470 25 

23 20 



$7,568 

2,622 

752 


45 
04 
94 



$10,943 43 



Value of investments, $180,401.59. 



no 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, 36 Charity 
Building, Hawkins St., Boston. (Incorporated 1869.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Thomas Dwight, M.D., President; Bernard C. Kelley, Secre- 
tary; Charles V. Dasey, Treasurer. 

Relief of the poor at their homes by personal visits from members 
of forty-four local conferences, all of whom are volunteers. The 
special work of the Society is the care of neglected and abandoned 
children, juvenile offenders, boys discharged from correctional in- 
stitutions, and immigrant girls. 

IN'umber aided during year, 5,691. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand ^ . . . $37,596 00 

Subscriptions and donations 24,434 31 



Bequests 

On account of persons aided 

Interest on deposits 

Entertainments, etc. . 

Miscellaneous 



200 00 

3,151 19 

30 41 

8,240 62 

526 70 



$74,185 23 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Clothing and shoes 
Rent paid and board of chil 

dren 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, etc. 
Stationer}^, books, etc. 
Interments 
Cash to families 
Donations, etc., paid over 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand ' . 



. $2,537 
. 20,302 


00 
76 


. 2,678 


55 


. 6,461 

72 


60 
60 


418 


14 


748 


87 


284 


00 


. 3,165 
210 


89 
00 


199 


67 


. $37,079 


08 


. 37,106 


15 



$74,185 23 



SOUTH BOSTON DAY NURSERY, 418 Fourth St., South Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1907.) 

James J. O'Brien, President; Mary Florence Brutcher, Treas- 
urer. 

Establishing and maintaining a home during the day time for 
children whose parents, by reason of occupation or otherwise, are 
unable to care for them then, and helping poor persons in the care 
of their children in such other ways as shall seem desirable. 

First year not completed. 

SOUTH BOSTON SAMARITAN SOCIETY, South Boston. (Incorporated 1840.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Lucy A. Packard, President; Mrs. E. B. Wheeler, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Annie B. Harrington, Treasurer. 

To render aid to poor of South Boston, regardless of age, sex, 
creed, etc. 

Number aided during year, 27 families. 



Nearly all in hands of treasurers of ferty-four local conferences. 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Ill 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $40 02 

Subscriptions and donations 5 50 

Income from investments . 60 80 



$106 32 



Cr. 
Provisions and suppUes 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$04 00 



$64 00 
42 32 



$106 32 



Value of investments, $1,000. 

SOUTH END DAY NURSERY, 25 Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Thomas Doliber, President; Mrs. C. W. Ernst, Secretary; 
John Duff, Treasurer; Mrs. A. M. Chaffe, Matron. 

Care of children during the day, so that the mothers may go out 
to work. 

Number aided during year, 236, all partly paying. Number of 
beds, 28. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . $596 34 

Subscriptions and donations 820 00 

Bequests .... 5,000 00 

On account of persons aided . 971 95 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . 737 33 
South End Day Nurserv 

Auxiharv .* . '. 2,105 59 

Entertainrnents . . 828 90 

Sales of wood and clothing . 98 40 

Miscellaneous . . . 182 35 



$11,340 86 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest on mortgage . 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Water taxes and insurance 
Furnishings 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$2,270 89 

1,212 44 

1,145 91 

204 88 

144 75 

.55 95 

104 70 

74 03 



.S5,213 55 
4,767 08 
1,360 23 

$11,340 86 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,000 ($5,000 mortgage) ; value of investments, $9,584.73. 

SOUTH END DAY NURSERY AUXILIARY, Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Report for year ending May 20, 1908. 

Mrs. Stanley P. Clemens, President; G. H. French, Secretary; 
Mrs. Walter C. Martin, Treasurer. 

Charitable and benevolent objects; chiefly raising money to pay 
mortgages on the South End Day Nursery property. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . S 1,900 49 

Subscriptions and donations 27 20 

Dues .... 91 00 

Entertainments . . . 2,200 28 

Interest on depo-sits . 21 .36 

Miscellaneous . 3 20 

$4,243 53 



I Cr. 

Gave to nursery 
Christmas tree for chiUlreu 
Miscellaneous 

Total exjienses 
Cash on hand 



S2,900 00 
117 53 
120 80 

$3,138 33 
1,105 20 

$4,243 53 



11: 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



SOUTH END DIET KITCHEN, 21 Common St., Boston. (Incorporated 1882.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Peter C. Brooks, President; Miss Mary St. B. Eustis, Sec- 
retary; Miss Fanny Torrey Sturgis, Treasurer; Mrs. A. C. Wilder, 
Matron. 

To provide food for sick poor. 

Number aided during year, 10,127, all partly paying. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Securities sold . 



$732 


96 


1,671 


00 


18,506 


90 


119 


23 


564 


25 


204 


67 


$21,799 


01 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $377 25 

Provisions and supplies . 1,612 08 

Rent . . . . 235 00 

Miscellaneous . . 131 23 

Total expenses . . $2,355 56 

Investments during vear . 18,534 88 

Cash on hand . " . 908 57 

$21,799 01 



Value of investments, $32,344.62. 



SOUTH END DISPENSARY AND HOSPITAL, 2A Milford St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1893.) 

Report for j^ear ending December 31, 1907. 

Benjamin D. Clifford, President; Minnie I). Buck, D.D.S., Sec- 
retary; Freeman L. Lowell, M.D., Superintendent and Treasurer. 

Dispensary and hospital for the treatment of medical and surgi- 
cal cases. 

Number aided during year, 1,566, viz., 552 paying, 318 partly 
paying, 696 free. 

ISTumber of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Deficit .... 



$54 18 

1,473 00 

415 80 

44 36 



$1,987 34 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 




$1,298 72 


Medical and surgical 


sup- 




plies 




187 42 


Rent . . 




360 00 


Heating and lightinir . 




112 50 


Printing and postage . 




28 70 


Total expenses 


$1,987 34 



THE SOUTH END HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 20 Union Park, 43 East Canton St., 
640 Harrison Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1838.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Eev. George Hodges, President; William I. Cole, Secretary; 
James A. Lowell, Treasurer-; Eobert A. Woods, Head of House. 
For the improvement of the conditions of life and labor in a 



PartIL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



113 



tenement and lodging house district by providing opportunities for 
industrial and domestic training and for healthful social inter- 
course. Cooperates with relief-giving agencies. 

Number aided during year, 1,200, viz., 600 partly paying, 600 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 5 men, 12 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


Sl,515 29 


Subscriptions and donations 


, 18,110 25 


Bequests . 


5,000 00 


On account of persons aided 


853 53 


Income from investments 


687 62 


Board of officers 


3,809 48 


Borrowed . 


3,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


458 91 




833,435 08 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest on loans 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. S13,506 
. 5,135 
. 4,752 


39 
94 
46 


1,178 


15 


675 


92 


. 1,132 


15 


842 


13 


. S27,223 

. 6,049 

162 


14 
63 
31 



$33,435 08 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
):,000; value of investments, $20,733.82. 



SOUTH END INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, 45 Bartlett St., Roxbury. (Incorpo- 
rated 1884.) 

Report for year enchng December 31, 1907. 

Miss Louise Howe, President; Mrs. Arthur C. Wise, Clerk; 
William H. Varney, Treasurer; Amelia E. Damon, Superintendent. 

Industrial training for the poor of the southern wards of Bos- 
ton ; also social work among the pupils. 

Xumber aided during year, 700. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 6 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


S2,148 61 


Salaries and wages 


$3,600 58 


Subscriptions and donations 


4,115 95 


Provisions and supphes 


838 37 


Bequests . . . . 


3,000 00 


Repairs and improvements 


844 07 


Income from investments . 


1,548 84 


Rent 


15 90 


Investments paid 


1,003 75 


Heating and lighting . 


450 69 


Industries . . . . 


166 17 


Printing and postage . 


132 08 






Insurance 


120 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


586 89 




S6,588 58 






Investments during j'ear 


4,007 46 






Cash on hand . ' . 


1,387 28 




$11,983 32 


$11,983 32 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,515.20; value of investments, $36,212.59. 



114 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



SUFFOLK DISPENSARY, 4 Charter St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Albert C. Smith, President and Treasurer; Silas S. Bradford, 
Secretary; William C. Clark, M.D., Superintendent. 

To afford free medical aid to the worthy poor of all creeds, 
classes, and races. Open night and day. 

Number aided during year, 22,312, viz., 8,682 partly paying, 
13,630 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 3 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $497 70 

Subscriptions and donations 6,721 42 

On account of persons aided . 510 25 

Deficit . . . . 223 61 



$7,952 98 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 

Drugs and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 


$2,321 00 

4,217 28 

358 60 

720 00 

215 30 

58 65 

62 15 


Total expenses . ' . $7,952 98 
L Blossom St., Boston. (Incorporated 



THE SUNNYSIDE DAY NURSERY 

1902.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Miss Frances C. Sturgis, President; Miss C. E. Ward, Secretary; 
Charles R. Sturgis, Treasurer; Mrs. S. E. Hines, Matron. 
Care of young children of working mothers during the day. 
Number aided during year, 143, all paying. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 

and deposits . 
Entertainment . 
Miscellaneous . . . 



$1,503 


52 


2,243 


00 


333 


45 


152 


56 


432 


01 


12 


36 


$4,676 


90 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\asions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Mortgage interest 
Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Laundry . 
Telephone and water 
Sewing lessons . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,516 60 


851 


36 


150 


60 


160 


00 


275 


91 


65 


78 


236 


08 


76 


29 


101 


30 


10 


61 


. $3,444 


53 


. 1,232 


37 



$4,676 90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,000; value of investments, $3,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



115 



SWISS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1865.) 
Rej^ort for year ending December 31, 1907. 

William Conza, President; Mrs. Johanna Von Euw, Secretary; 
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Fischer, Treasurer; Jacob L. Alther, Agent, 
Advice and assistance to Swiss citizens, etc. 
Number aided during year, 31. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Received from Swiss govern- 
ment .... 
Interest on deposits 



$2,523 55 
97 00 

47 94 
88 25 



$2,756 74 



Cr. 

Printing and postage 
Aid given . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$20 45 

166 00 

9 70 



$196 15 
2,560 59 

$2,756 74 



TEMPORARY HOME FOR WORKING WOMEN, 453 Shawmut Ave., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1878.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Miss Helen F. Mason, President; Mrs. E. J. Burke, Secretary; 
Richard C. Storey, Treasurer; Helen H. Allan, Superintendent. 

Temporary home for women out of work. 

Number aided during year, 446, viz., 11 paying, 10 partly pa3ring, 
425 free. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, 



viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $705 75 

Subscriptions and donations 1,138 32 

Bequests . . . . 500 00 

On account of persons aided . 1,980 00 

Income from investments . 1,593 61 

Miscellaneous . . . 2,943 01 



$8,860 69 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro^dsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Laundry expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,049 

. 1,830 

596 


26 
26 
36 


429 


47 


58 


19 


427 


12 


508 23 


. $5,898 
. 1,950 
. 1,011 


89 
67 
13 



$8,860 69 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $41,362. 



THE TREMONT DISPENSARY, 1050 Columbus Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 

1895.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Spencer W. Eichardson, President and Treasurer; Eev. William 
E. Campbell, Secretary; Dr. George W. Kaan, Superintendent. 
To relieve worthy sick poor near Eoxbury Crossing. 



116 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Xiimber aided during year, 5,353. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,045 51 

Subscriptions and donations 435 GO 

On account of persons aided . 533 92 

Income from investments . 167 50 



S4,181 93 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\isions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$420 00 


68 


76 


134 


04 


11 


55 


350 


00 


134 


36 


31 


13 


26 


57 


. $1,176 


41 


. 2,763 


75 


241 


77 



$4,181 93 



Value of investments, $3,005.52. 



TRINITY CHURCH HOME FOR THE AGED (RACHEL ALLEN MEMORIAL), 
Windsor St., Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1907. 

Rev. Alexander Mann, President; Miss Isabel Fabyan, Secre- 
tary; Miss Susan C. Amory, Treasurer; Mrs. Esther K. McCaslin, 
Matron. 

A boarding home for aged women, parishioners of Trinity 
Parish. 

Number aided during year, 15, all paying. Number of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
From the rector 
Proceeds of sale 



S316 16 

260 00 

50 00 

2,858 27 

66 53 

527 50 

1,458 94 



85,537 40 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Telephone 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,499 


10 


2,300 


18 


19 


15 


960 00 


421 


56 


10 


25 


48 


76 


120 


00 


. $5,379 


00 


158 


40 



$5,537 40 



Value of investments, about $6,000. 



TRUSTEES OF THE CHARITY OF EDWARD HOPKINS, 28 State St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1827.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Charles P. Bowditch, Secretary and Treasurer. 
Distribution of rewards to meritorious Harvard undergraduates, 
divinity students, and scholars of Cambridge schools. 



PartIL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



117 



Number aided during year, not stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . 82,960 63 

Income from investments . 3,340 87 



$6,301 50 

Value of investments, $58,040.44. 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . 8200 00 

Paid beneficiaries . . 2,752 91 

Miscellaneous . . . 2 00 

Total expenses . . $2,954 91 

Investments during year . 221 25 

Cash on hand . . . 3,125 34 

$6,301 50 



TRUSTEES OF THE CHARLESTOWN POOR'S FUND, Old City Hall, Charles- 
town. (Incorporated 1825.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

Gardner Bates, President; Benjamin F. Stacey, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Distribution of coal to worthy poor not aided by the city of 
Boston. 

Number aided during year, 325. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



81,085 80 

1,535 03 

18 16 



82,638 99 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing and postage 
Coal 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



8150 00 
25 85 

1,579 57 
74 50 

81,829 92 
809 07 

82,638 99 



Value of investments, $36,383.34. 



TRUSTEES OF JOHN BOYLSTON'S CHARITABLE DONATIONS FOR THE 
BENEFIT AND SUPPORT OF AGED POOR PERSONS, AND OF ORPHANS 
AND DESERTED CHILDREN, 17 Charity Building, Boston. (Incorporated 
1803.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

William P. Fowler, President; Benjamin Pettee, Secretary; 
Richard C. Humphreys, Treasurer. 

Aid of persons over fifty years of age who have seen better days, 
and support of orphans and deserted children under fourteen years 
of age; settlement in Boston required. 

Number aided during year, 51, viz., 13 adults, 38 children. 



118 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 



$3,458 46 
7,027 96 


Cr. 
Board of children 
Payments to adults . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


. $5,061 37 
600 00 




. $5,661 37 
. 4,825 05 


$10,486 42 


$10,486 42 



Value of investments, $190,010. 

TRUSTEES OF THE BROMFIELD SCHOOL, 53 State St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1908.) 

Warren H. Fairbank, President; Arthur D. Hill, Treasurer. 

Admitting and applying the fund created by the ninth clause 
of the will of Margaret Bromfield, late of Harvard, in the county 
of Worcester, deceased, for the education and charitable purposes 
thereby directed. 

First year not completed. 

TRUSTEES OF THE PERMANENT PEACE FUND, 27 State St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1863.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1908. 

Eev. George E. Leavitt, D.D., President; Rev. Horace H. Leavitt, 
Secretanj; Thomas H. Russell, Treasurer. 

To hold and manage funds devoted to the support and promotion 
of the cause of international peace, subject to terms and conditions 
of donors of funds. 

dumber of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 


. $6,589 89 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 


$600 00 


Income from investments 


. 4,604 00 


Repairs and improvements . 


438 64 


Sale of real estate 


. 11,424 32 


Taxes on real estate . 


782 98 


Miscellaneous 


131 93 


Interest on mortgage, etc. . 
Paid American Peace So- 


256 25 






ciety . . . . 


2,361 03 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


297 03 




$4,735 93 






Investments during year 


4,300 00 






Cash on hand . 


13,714 21 




$22,750 14 


$22,750 14 



Value of investments, $92,458.50. 



THE TYLER STREET DAY NURSERY COMPANY, 62-64 Tyler St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Thomas Mack, President; Miss Mary Rousmaniere, Secre- 
tary; L. Vernon Briggs, Treasurer; Mrs. Jessie Foster Sheenberg, 
Matron. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



119 



Care during the day of young children of working mothers ; also 
training of nursemaids for children. Fee, according to ability to 
pay. 

Number aided during year, 37. Number of cribs, 38. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 1 man, 10 women. 

(The nursery was closed for four months during the year 1906- 
1907.) 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from deposits . 
Nursemaids fees 
Entertainments . 
Miscellaneous 



$144 88 

4,820 00 

2,003 00 

170 78 

201 22 

102 00 

500 00 

17 36 



$7,959 24 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest 

Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Payment of bonds, notes 

and loans 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,133 

687 


52 
07 


24 


98 


403 


15 


285 


54 


16 


99 


. 3,800 
52 


00 

46 


. $6,403 
. 1,555 


71 
53 



$7,959 24 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$16,100; value of furniture, $1,600. 



UNION RESCUE MISSION, 64A Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

F. F. Davidson, President; C. N. Morehouse, Secretary; G. M. 
Butler, Treasurer. 

Eeligious and charitable work among fallen men, women, and 
children; including supplies of clothing, meals, etc. 

Number aided during year, not definitely stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . . . $18 64 


Salaries and wages 


. $1,889 00 


Subscriptions and donations 3,962 40 


Rent 


400 00 




Heating and lighting . 


303 59 




Printing and postage . 


113 93 




Lodgings and food 


157 14 




Temporary aid, etc. 
Total expenses 


955 84 




. $3,819 50 




Cash on hand 


161 54 


.$3,981 04 


$3,981 04 



Cr. 



Value of furnishings at Mission, $100. 



120 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



UNITED HEBREW BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, 13 Charity Building, Room 
5, Hawkins St., Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Simon Vorenberg, President; Eobert Silverman, Recording Sec- 
retary; A. A. \\Tiite, Financial Secretary; M. H. Goldschmidt, 
Treasurer; Max Mitchell, Superintendent. 

Temporary aid of Jewish poor, resident in Boston for at least 
one year. 

Number aided during year, 2,812. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,553 47 

Subscriptions and donations 14,124 66 

On account of persons aided . 3,649 34 

Income from investments . 472 12 



$21,799 59 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Transportation . 
Printing and postage . 
Board for consumptives and 

children 
Cash donations . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$150 GO 

2,630 20 

4,103 90 

65 85 

4,486 02 

9,455 49 

466 29 



$21,357 75 
441 84 

$21,799 59 



THE UNITED STATES VOLUNTEER LIFE SAVING CORPS OF VOLUNTEER 
LIFE SAVERS, 17 Milk St., Boston. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1908. 

Frank G. Howard, Chairman; J. Hovey Band, Secretary; Wil- 
liam P. Jackson, Treasurer; Carl A. Forsburg, Superintendent. 

Saving from death by drowning and the rendering of first aid to 
the injured. 

Number aided during year, 311, viz., rescued from drowning, 
86; first aid to injured, 225. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand ... $39 22 

Subscriptions and donations 112 00 

Receipts from concerts . 93 41 

Miscellaneous . . . 5 00 



$249 63 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Directors' expenses 
Postage and expressage 
Rent 

Insurance on launch . 
Expenses of concerts . 
Inspection and organizing 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$93 


75 


6 


20 


9 


55 


60 


00 


6 


00 


9 


50 


30 


00 


31 


80 


$246 80 


2 


83 



$249 63 



Part II, 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



121 



UNTERSTUZUNG VEREIN, Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Frank M. Segall, President; Max M. Segall, Secretary; Philip 
Winecur, Treasurer. 

To aid worthy persons in need. 
Number aided during year, 6. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 



$15 00 
98 00 
52 00 



$165 00 



Cr. 

Rent 

Printing and postage 

Aid . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$45 00 

17 00 

90 00 

6 00 



$158 00 
7 00 

$165 00 



VINCENT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, South Huntington Ave., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908, 

Eobert Amory, President; Rev. Reuben Kidner, Secretary; 
Charles H. Parker, Treasurer; Miss Jean C. Fraser, Matron. 

Hospital care for poor women and girls over twelve years of age. 

Number aided during year, 161, viz., 86 paying, 29 partly pay- 
ing, 46 free. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 1 man, 20 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Attendants for training 
course .... 
Loans on demand 
Miscellaneous 



$1,681 


90 


1,526 


51 


5,000 


00 


4,098 


48 


5,129 


08 


355 


00 


2,000 


00 


154 


18 


$19,945 


15 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, and tele- 
phone 
Laundry and etherizing 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $4,159 58 


. 2,632 


91 


825 


30 


843 


86 


440 


00 


609 


18 


358 


72 


433 


08 


. 1,531 


46 


. $11,834 09 


. 4,957 


64 


. 3,153 


42 



$19,945 15 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$27,500; value of investments, $112,000. 



WASHINGTONIAN HOME, 41 Waltham St., Boston. (Incorporated 1859.) 
Report for year ending April 28, 1908. 

Solomon B. Stebbins, President; Samuel W. Sargent, Secretary; 
Henry W. Hart, Treasurer; Y. A. Ellsworth, M.D., Physician and 
Superintendent. 



122 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Care and reformation of inebriates. 

Number aided during year^ 910, all partly paying. Number of 
beds, 38. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 3 men, 7 women 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . $3,074 64 

On account of persons aided . 13,656 00 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 3,569 00 



$20,299 64 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting , 
Printing and postage . 
Insurance 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,737 

. 6,745 


15 
32 


. 472 


13 


. 3,275 


82 


. 1,329 
110 


60 

48 


25 


00 


500 00 


. $16,195 50 
. 4,104 14 



$20,299 64 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$68,000; value of investments, $45,529. 



WELLS MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION, 985-989 Washington St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1879.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Eobert Treat Paine, President; Josiah H. Quincy, Secretary; 
Edmund Billings, Treasurer. 

To provide working people with the means for social intercourse, 
mutual happiness, mental and moral improvement, and rational 
recreation. 

Number aided during year, 1,868. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 10 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Membership and class fees 
Rent of halls 
Lowell free lecture fund 
Loan 

Sale of bonds 
Miscellaneous 



$19 29 
2,485 00 
2,093 00 
5,628 50 
1,850 00 

500 00 
2,017 50 

541 91 



$15,135 20 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Entertainments 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, and tele 

phone . 
Paid on loans 
Lowell free lectures 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $6,167 37 
514 40 


796 


11 


. 1,827 


55 


471 


33 


. 2,000 


00 


. 1,843 
. 1,261 


75 
05 


. $14,881 
253 


56 
64 



$15,135 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$50,000; value of investments, $3,000. 



Partll.l CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 123 



WENTWORTH INSTITUTE, Boston. (Incorporated 1904.) 

John D. Long, President; Frederic Atherton, Secretary; Paul 
Barron Watson, Treasurer. 

Furnishing education in the mechanical arts. 
Value of investments, $529,945.30; cash, $1,946.52. 
Not yet in operation. 

THE WIDOWS' SOCIETY OF BOSTON, Boston. (Incorporated 1828.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Miss A. T. Reynolds, President; Mrs. William Caleb Loring, 
Secretary; Henry S. Hunnewell, Treasurer. 

Assistance of widows and spinsters, residents of Boston. 
Number aided during year, 135. 

Dr. Cr. 

Cash on hand . . . $5,408 83 Printing and postage . . S80 29 

Subscriptions and donations 4,558 00 Paid widows . . . 11,034 00 

Bequests .... 5,000 00 

Income from investments . 6,815 88 Total expenses . . SI 1,1 14 29 

Investments during vear . 6,486 25 

Cash on hand . ' . . 4,182 17 



$5,408 83 


4,558 


00 


5,000 


00 


6,815 


88 


$21,782 


71 



$21,782 71 



Value of investments, $169,899.89. 



THE WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION AND HOME 
FOR AGED PERSONS, 125 Highland St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Joseph H. Frye, President; Charles H. Scales, Secretary; Fred- 
erick H. Mansfield, Treasurer. 

Procuring by purchase the William Lloyd Garrison homestead 
in Eoxbury, to preserve the same as a permanent memorial of him, 
and to utilize it as a home for aged persons. 

Not in active operation. 

WINCHESTER HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 10 Eden St., Charlestown. (In- 
corporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Walter S. Glidden, President; Mrs. George A. Sanderson, Sec- 
retary; W. P. Hart, Treasurer; Mrs. Cora A. Eoberts, Superin- 
tendent. 

Home for aged women of American parentage, at least sixty 
years of age, residents of Charlestown for ten years. Admission, 
$100 and furniture for room ; without furniture, $150. 



124 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Xumber aided during year, 37. Number of beds, 35. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
lieqnests . 

On account of persons aided 
Admission fees . 
Investments returned 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$3,834 


95 


208 


78 


1,000 


00 


42 


00 


400 


00 


2,500 


00 


6,834 


59 


59 


35 


$14,879 


67 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Funeral expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,390 08 
. 2,784 45 


746 


31 


. 1,259 


75 


90 


70 


371 


50 


369 


25 


. $8,012 

. 6,245 

622 


04 
27 
36 



$14,879 67 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000; value of investments, $118,532.75. 

THE WINSOR SCHOOL, Boston. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Charles S. Hamlin, President; Charles P. Curtis, Secretary; 
Charles W. Hubbard, Treasurer. 

A school for girls, a number of whom will be educated free. 
Not yet opened. 



THE WOMAN'S CHARITY CLUB HOSPITAL CORPORATION, Parker Hill 
Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Esther Frances Boland, President; Mrs. A. L. Tallman, 
Secretary; Mrs. Harriette L. Eeed, Treasurer; Miss Caroline V. 
Broughton, Houselceeper. 

To maintain a hospital for the surgical treatment of abdominal 
diseases of women. 

Number aided during year, 210, viz., 64 paying, 72 partly pay- 
ing, 74 free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 26, viz., 1 man, 25 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Earnings of nurses 
Sale .... 
Miscellaneous 



$295 92 

2,699 20 

5,677 26 

1,882 02 

1.016 16 

1,443 17 

25 86 



$13,039 59 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Telephone 
Furnishings 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $4,668 


89 


. 3,957 


49 


843 


78 


1,021 


29 


1,117 


59 


128 


90 


136 


03 


249 


59 


136 


36 


$12,259 


92 


779 


67 



$13,039 59 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



125 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$36,600; value of investments, $29,000. 



WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF THE NEW ENGLAND CON- 
FERENCE OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 36 Hull St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending Juh' 31, 1908. 

Sarah A. Jacobs, President; E. L. Douglas, Secretary; Ellen J. 
Webster, Treasurer; Ada T. Wells, Superintendent. 

Cooperating with other agencies of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church in educational and missionary work, especially treatment of 
the sick at the institution and at their homes. Small fee required 
from such as are able to pay. 

Xumber aided during year, 29,252, viz., 14,626 pa}Tng, 14,500 
partly paying, 126 free. Xumber of beds, 3. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 3 men, 10 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . S467 40 

Subscriptions and donations 3,037 23 

On account of persons aided . 2,745 27 



86,249 90 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


83,200 42 


Prov-isions and supplies 


984 91 


Drugs and medicines . 


783 49 


Repairs and improvements . 


26 53 


Heating and lighting . 


565 26 


Printing and postage . 


82 95 


Total expenses 


85,643 56 


Cash on hand . 


606 34 




86,249 90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,500; value of furnishings, $2,500. 



WOMEN'S EDUCATIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL UNION, 264 Boylston St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Mary Morton Kehew, President; Henrietta I. Goodrich, Secre- 
tary; Helen Peirce, Treasurer. 

To increase fellowship among women, in order to promote the 
best practical methods of securing their educational, industrial, and 
social advancement. The Union acts through departments of trade 
training, industrial conditions, social service, legal aid, lectures, 
food salesroom, handwork salesroom, lunch rooms, business agency, 
and domestic reform league. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 228, viz., 15 men, 213 
women. 



126 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Membership fees 
Bequests and donations 
Income from investments 
From departments 



Cr. 



. So,090 00 

. 4,131 50 

192 79 

. 313,413 24 


Salaries and wages . . $93,864 74 
Repairs and improvements . 2,346 86 
Rent .... 3,246 52 
Heating, lighting, power, etc. 3,263 65 
Postage, stationery, etc. . 454 17 
Running expenses of depart- 
ments .... 214,606 64 
Miscellaneous . . . 621 81 




Total expenses . $318,404 39 
Investments during year . 3,182 99 
Cash on hand . . . 1,240 15 


S322,827 53 


$322,827 53 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
^231,000; value of investments, $48,165.20. 



WORKING GIRLS' HOME AND HOME OF THE GREY NUNS. 89 East Union 
Park St., Boston. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for 3'ear ending December 31, 1907. 

Most Eev. John Joseph Williams, President and Treasurer; Eev. 
William P. McQuaid, Secretary; M. C. Finnegan, Superintendent. 

To provide a home for respectable working girls, at a low rate. 

K'umber aided during year, 1,695, viz., 1,685 paying, 10 partly 
paying. Number of beds, 222. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 1 man, 19 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 





Cr. 




S84 62 


Salaries and wages 


$2,849 73 


29,783 94 


Pro\'isions and supplies 


18,159 37 




Repairs and improvements . 


4,323 46 




Heating and lighting . 


1,926 97 




Printing, postage, and tele- 






phone . . . . 


186 44 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


635 33 




$28,081 30 




Cash on hand 


1,787 26 


$29,868 56 


$29,868 56 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,000; value of furniture, $5,300. 



THE WORKING PEOPLE'S AID SOCIETY, 22 Broadway Extension, Boston. 

(Incorporated 1906.) 

William W. Campbell, President; Joseph Martin, Secretary; 
George S. Wilson, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To furnish free medical advice and medicine at low rates to 
working people, and to aid them to obtain employment. 

No report. 



Part 11. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



IZ 



THE YOUNG TRAVELLERS' AID SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

Mrs. "W. Scott Fitz, President; Miss Julia C. Perry, Secretary; 
Mrs. William P. Lyman, Treasurer; Mrs. 0. S. Stocker, Miss 
Kate McCalder, Mrs. C. M. Hubbard, Agents. 

To befriend girls and young women coming as strangers to 
Boston. Agents meet incoming trains at North and South stations. 
The work is preventive, — not rescue work. 

Number aided during year, 2,263. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 


Sl,563 83 

838 00 

948 44 

1,042 60 

41 15 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand * . 


. 82,017 82 
38 05 
88 66 


. 82,144 53 

948 44 

. 1,341 05 




84,434 02 


84,434 02 



Value of investments, $22,362.91. 



BOXFORD. 



FEMALE CHARITABLE SOCIETY OF WEST BOXFORD, Boxford. (Incor- 
porated 1880.) 

Report for year ending May 12, 1908. 

Mrs. Mary F. Sanborn, President; Miss Anna P. Park, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Myra A. Chadwick, Treasurer. 

To help all needy and worthy people, without regard to race, 
color, or creed. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . 813 31 

Subscriptions and donations 50 00 

Supper and dues . 26 07 

Income from investments . 16 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 23 67 



$129 05 



Missionary box . 
For parish debt 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



884 84 
25 00 



8109 84 
19 21 



$129 05 



Value of investments, $550. 



128 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Brockton-. 

THE BAY STATE MEDICAL AND SURGICAL COMPANY, 159 Main St., 
Brockton. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 13, 1908. 

Alfred Swallow, President and Superintendent; Frederick Wil- 
liam Swallow, Secretary and Treasurer. 

To furnish physicians and surgeons to those in need of such ser- 
vice. Fee, ten cents. Family contract for four persons at twenty- 
five cents a week, and five cents for each additional person. 

Number aided during year, 650, viz., 466 paying, 101 partly 
paying, 83 free. 

Number of paid ofiicers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $25 40 

Subscriptions and donations 35 GO 

On account of persons aided . 1,192 GO 

Miscellaneous . . . 4 55 



$1,256 95 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $950 00 

Pro\dsions and supplies . 88 75 

Drugs and medicines . . 61 42 

Printing and postage . . 97 90 

Miscellaneous . . . 29 75 

Total expenses . . $1,227 82 

Cash on hand . . . 29 13 

$1,256 95 



BROCKTON DAY NURSERY, 



171 Crescent St. 
1907.) 



Brockton. (Incorporated 



Report for year ending May 1, 1908. 

Delia W. Bradford, President; Violet M. Megathlin, Secretary; 
J. Howard Field, Treasurer; Helen M. Weeman, Matron. 

To care for young children during the working hours of the 
mother. 

Number aided during year, 3,854. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $388 99 

Subscriptions and donations 803 46 

Miscellaneous . . . 246 75 



$1,439 20 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $540 


75 


296 


28 


35 


10 


216 


GO 


19 


35 


15 


62 


125 


83 


. $1,248 


93 


190 


27 



$1,439 20 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



129 



BROCKTON HOSPITAL COMPANY, Centre St., Brockton. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending January 17, 1908. 

Kenneth McLeod, President; Dr. A. L. Beals, Secretary; Dr. S. 
J. Gruver, Treasurer; Miss Grace B. Beattie, Superintendent. 

Care of the sick and injured. 

Number aided during year, 571, viz., 331 paying, 54 partly pay- 
ing, 186 free. Number of beds, 45. 



JN umber oi paid omc( 


3rs or emp 


ioyees, 61, viz., 4 men, k 


1 1 women. 


Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


.^248 52 


Salaries and wages 


.S9,092 10 


Subscriptions and donations 


9,528 47 


Provisions and supplies 


7,321 14 


On account of persons aided . 


12,225 46 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,580 85 


Income from investments . 


2,117 67 


Repairs and improvements 


1,815 27 


Sale of property . 


1,900 00 


Heating and lighting . 


3,901 36 


From city of Brockton 


2,500 00 


Printing and postage . 


315 28 






Insurance . 


104 38 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


222 31 




$24,352 69 






Investments during year 


3,125 70 






Cash on hand . 


1,041 73 




$28,520 12 


$28,520 12 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,000; value of investments, $24,450. 



THE BROCKTON HUMANE SOCIETY, 204 Main St., Brockton. (Incorpo- 
rated 1902.) 

Loyed E. Chamberlain, President; George H. Gould, Secretary 
and Treasurer. 

Prevention of cruelty to animals, etc. 
No report. 



BROCKTON YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, Brockton. (In- 
corporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1908. 

Mrs. M. G. Weston, President; Miss Lettie Kingsley, Secretary; 
Mrs. Henry Hoxie, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary L. Harding, Matron. 

To render moral, social, and religious assistance to young girl?. 

Number aided during year, 40, viz., 18 paying, 12 partly paying, 
10 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



130 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Miscellaneous 



$580 92 
550 25 

2,423 88 
927 41 



$4,482 46 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$744 


52 


. 1,425 


37 


327 


80 


281 


38 


5 


48 


. 1,648 


15 


. $4,432 


70 


49 


76 



$4,482 46 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$11,000. 



THE HEBREW LADIES' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION OF BROCKTON, 

Brockton. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Emily Miller, President; Bessie Goldman, Treasurer. 
Aiding and assisting the Hebrew race of the city of Brockton. 
No report. 



WALES HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 553 North Main St., Brockton. (In- 
corporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Horace A. Keith, President; Mrs. Lillian M. Keith, Secretary; 
Mrs. Millie E. Brett, Treasurer; Miss Emily A. Silver, Matron. 

Home for indigent women at least seventy years of age, residents 
of Brockton for five years. Admission, $250 and conveyance of 
property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 17. Number of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Admission fees . 

Income from investments 

Dues 

Sale .... 

Miscellaneous 



$732 


61 


2,143 


46 


1,000 


00 


99 


01 


31 


00 


62 


67 


113 


24 


$4,181 


99 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Heating and lighting . 

Nurses 

Burial expenses 

Insurance 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$901 


16 


. 1,244 


97 


519 


13 


151 


50 


160 


00 


5 


94 


282 


18 


. $3,264 


88 


917 


11 



$4,181 99 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $5,396.91. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



131 



Brooklixe. 

BROOKLINE DAY NURSERY, Walter Ave., Brookline. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Gustaf Lundberg, President; Mrs. George Burrage, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Frederic Higginson, Treasurer; Miss Gena N. Dorsey, 
Matron. 

Care of young children of respectable working mothers. Fee, 
five cents a day. 

Number aided during year, 170, viz., 165 paying, 5 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S340 33 

Subscriptions and donations 1,344 10 

On account of persons aided . 536 OO 

Entertainments . . . 1,632 37 

Building fund . . . 7,318 06 
Subscriptions to building 

fund .... 2,910 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 165 24 



S14,247 00 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Purchase of house 
Alterations and furnishing 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. Sl,332 


54 


703 


19 


110 


03 


53 


33 


171 


18 


67 


85 


8,021 


38 


. 3,059 


50 


106 


79 


. S13,625 


79 


621 


21 



$14,247 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$11,080.88. 



THE BROOKLINE FRIENDLY SOCIETY, corner High and Walnut Sts., Brook- 
line. (Incorporated 19C5.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Mrs. James M. Codman, President; Miss Marion C. Cutler, Sec- 
retary; Henry W. Lamb, Treasurer; Arthur A. Wordell, Superin- 
tendent. 

Cooperating with the poor of the town of Brookline in efforts for 
their own improvement. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 2 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 

and deposits 
Entertainments . 
Loan .... 



Sl,249 


88 


6,565 


04 


11 


95 


293 


08 


125 


00 


353 


15 


$8,598 


10 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Expenses visiting committee 
Interest on mortgage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,415 32 


3,335 


36 


447 


09 


94 


00 


e 98 


80 


200 


00 


907 


53 


. $8,498 


10 


100 


00 



$8,598 10 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$45,000 (mortgage, $5,000) ; value of furniture, $3,000. 



132 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



FREE HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN, Pond Ave., Brookline. (Incorporated 1879.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

George Dexter, President; N. U. Walker, Secretary; Alfred Rod- 
man, Treasurer; Miss H. J. Ewin, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of needy women suffering from diseases 
peculiar to their sex. 

Number aided during year, 388. Number of beds, 42. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 27, viz., 1 man, 26 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $31 98 

Subscriptions and donations 5,611 01 

Income from investments . 16,377 69 



$22,020 68 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and Ughting . 
"Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $6,254 
. 7,290 
. 1,723 


68 
71 

81 


. 1,289 


14 


500 


00 


. 1,012 
181 


00 
75 


650 


00 


. $18,902 09 
. 3,118 59 



$22,020 68 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$250,000; value of investments, $400,000. 



Cambridge. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF CAMBRIDGE, 671 Massachusetts Ave., Oam- 
bridgeport. (Incorporated 1883.) 

Report for year ending November 10, 1907. 

Rev. George Hodges, D.D., President; Miss Mary H. Winslow, 
Secretary; Henry W. Bullard, Treasurer; Miss Mary L. Birtwell, 
General Secretary. 

To promote cooperation among charitable agencies and indi- 
viduals, obtain knowledge of the condition and needs of applicants 
for relief, procure employment or assistance, prevent begging and 
fraud, diminish pauperism, encourage thrift, etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 539. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Deficit .... 



$3,649 17 
386 48 
917 61 



$4,953 26 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Printing and postage 
Deficit 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 



$3,622 94 


321 


67 


233 


42 


504 


59 


270 


64 


$4,953 


26 



Value of investments, $10,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



133 



AVON HOME, 309 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 1874.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Wm. Taggard Piper, President; Mrs. Nathan F. Lincoln, Sec- 
retary; Miss Mary A. Ellis, Treasurer; Mrs. Elvie F. Dupee, 
Matron. 

To provide a home for children found destitute within the limits 
of Cambridge. Bo3^s over seven and girls over twelve years of age 
not admitted. 

Number aided during year, 64, viz., 20 partly paying, 44 free; 
also 18 aided outside. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . SI, 169 78 

Subscriptions and donations 1,522 11 

Bequests . . . . 100 GO 

On account of persons aided . 491 75 

Income from investments . .5,575 90 

Annual sale . . . 933 00 



$9,792 54 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Furniture and house utensils 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Boots, clothing, and dry- 
goods 
Board and supervision out 

side of Home . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,178 


08 


. 2,272 


12 


213 


49 


s 221 


79 


485 


75 


122 


06 


[ 446 


00 


959 


37 


531 


82 


. $8,430 


48 


300 


00 


. 1,062 


54 



$9,792 54 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,700; value of investments, $143,610.14. 



THE BAPTIST HOME, 308 Brookline St., Cambridgeport. (Incorporated 1892.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Abram T. Eddy, President; Alfred L. Barbour, Secretary; 
Dwight Chester, Treasurer; Miss Anna M. Cummings, Superin- 
tendent. 

To provide a home for worthy, aged, and infirm members of 
Baptist churches within a radius of thirty miles from Boston ; and 
also The Lam son Home, under the same management, for the same 
purpose; preference being given to aged and infirm ministers and 
their widows or orphan children. Admission fee, not less than 
$200. 

dumber aided during year, 46. Number of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



134 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

Admission fees . 
Income from investments 
Drawn from savings bank . 



$1,701 


15 


4,377 


43 


10,016 


00 


1,100 


00 


1,932 


47 


1,802 


46 


$20,929 51 



Ct. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Water and telephone . 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand . ' . 



. $2,867 

. 2,272 

800 


96 
11 

77 


165 


31 


990 06 


93 


00 


. $7,189 
. 11,130 
. 2,609 


21 

77 
53 



$20,929 51 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,000; value of investments, $37,085.95. 



THE CAMBRIDGE EMERGENCY AND GENERAL HOSPITAL, Cambridge. 

(Incorporated 1805.) 

Joseph S. Lockhart, M.D., President; Theodore H. Ea}Tnond, 
Treasurer. 

Treating, operating upon, and caring for persons suffering from 
sickness, disease, and injury of every nature and description, ex- 
cept contagious diseases. 

Not yet in operation. 



CAMBRIDGE HOMES FOR AGED PEOPLE, 360 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. 

(Incorporated 1887.) 

Report for j^ear ending December 31, 1907. 

Jeremiah Smith, Jr., President; Mrs. Jabez Fox, Secretary; 
George Rowland Cox, Treasurer; Miss Christine Nicholson, 
Mati'on. 

Home for respectable, aged, and indigent men, women, and 
couples, at least sixty-five years of age, residents of Cambridge for 
ten years. Exceptions made by unanimous vote of directors. En- 
trance fee, $300 for single persons, $450 for couples. 

Number aided during 5''ear, 34. Number of beds, 48. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

Income from investments 

Entrance fees 

Sale of investments 

Miscellaneous 



$1,490 


60 


4,746 


50 


3,000 


00 


5,213 


20 


2,250 


00 


7,900 


00 


295 


41 


$24,895 


71 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\asions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating, lighting, and water 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,357 


54 


. 3,642 


70 


687 


36 


r 1,311 


90 


82 09 


512 


82 


. $9,594 


41 


. 13,357 


50 


. 1,943 


80 



$24,895 71 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



135 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$76,630.95; value of investments, $111,556.88. 



CAMBRIDGE HOSPITAL, Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 1871.) 
Report for j^ear ending December 31, 1907. 

Henry P. Walcott, M.D., President; Albert M. Barnes, Secre- 
tary; Willard A. Bullard, Treasurer; Miss Nellie G. Partridge, 
Matron. 

Care of sick and disabled persons not incurable. 

Number aided during year, 620, viz., 304 paying and partly pay- 
ing, 316 free. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 37, viz., 4 men, 33 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Investments maturing and 
paid . . . . 



$4,669 

3,762 

11,782 


21 
12 

79 


11,057 


36 


29,350 GO 


$60,621 


48 1 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Heating 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j'ear 
Cash on hand 



$10,537 44 

10,436 32 

2,910 60 

2,308 42 

4.912 53 



$31,105 31 

27,188 22 

2,327 95 

$60,621 48 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$137,945.79; value of investments, $266,596.28. 



CAMBRIDGEPORT FRUIT AND FLOWER MISSION, Temple Hall, Temple 
St., Cambridgeport. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Miss Susan A. Hovey, President; Mrs. W. L. Lathrop, Secretary; 
Mrs. E. L. Phelps, Treasurer. 

To distribute among the sick and poor of Cambridgeport fruit, 
flowers, and delicacies, from June to November, and also to furnish 
them with a Thanksgiving dinner. 

Number aided during year, 48. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand $16 49 

Subscriptions and donations 95 65 

Interest on deposits . . 1 05 



SI 13 19 



Cr. 
Printing and postage 
Relief given 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$0 10 

93 01 

50 



$93 61 
19 58 



$113 19 



136 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



CAMBRIDGE RELIEF HOSPITAL, 190 Prospect St., Cambridge. (Incorpo- 
rated 1905.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1908. 

Dr. George V. Buehler, President and Acting Superintendent; 
M. W. Brown, Secretary and Treasurer. 

To render quickest aid to the injured, and to treat the sick with- 
out loss of time to themselves or to their employers. 

Number aided during year, 9,918, viz., 2,320 paying, 5,986 
partly paying, 1,612 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 3 men, 9 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Ether patients . 
Dressings . 
Sales of drugs 
Miscellaneous 



$816 95 


707 


56 


5,475 


20 


662 


50 


2,237 


50 


2,484 


89 


3 


51 


S12,388 


11 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'ision3 and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j'ear 
Cash on hand 



. $2,984 


95 


. 2,101 


12 


2,033 


90 


1,041 


10 


592 


21 


261 


90 


. 2,554 


55 


. $11,569 


73 


200 


00 


618 38 



$12,388 11 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,500; value of furniture and fixtures, $2,500. 



CHILDREN'S AID ASSOCIATION OF CAMBRIDGE, Cambridge. (Incorpo- 
rated 1903.) 

Alonzo A. Pulverman, President; Eobert H. Clifford, Treasurer. 
Providing outings for minor children of parents residing in Bos- 
ton and vicinity. 
No report. 



CHILDREN'S HOPE MUSIC HOUSE, 14 State St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 

1905.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Leverett B. Merrill, President; Prof. M. L. Perrin, Secretary; 
F. T. Jelly, Treasurer; Mrs. H. H. McLean, Houselceeper; Miss G. 
E. Dow, Recorder. 

The children's free recreation, educational, and philanthropic 
work, wherein the science of music and education, including frater- 
nity, shall be promulgated to infant humanity through symbolic 
music and kindred recreative work, including self-government, self- 
culture, and self-discipline. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



137 



Number aided during year, 716. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 1 man, 2 boys, 6 
women, 14 girls. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Gifts, loans, etc. 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$80 


04 


Salaries and wages 


$1,668 51 


2,700 


18 


Provisions and supplies 


1,525 86 


5,621 


42 


Class materials . 


2,998 61 


150 


00 


Repairs and improvements 


313 60 






Rent . . 


534 35 






Heating and lighting . 


216 74 






Printing, postage, and books 


138 67 






Summer outings 


746 42 






Good conduct prizes . 


58 88 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


100 00 




$8,301 64 






Investments during year 


160 00 






Cash on hand 


150 00 


$8,611 


64 


$8,611 64 



EAST END CHRISTIAN UNION, 7 Burleigh St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 

1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Henry Hallam Saunderson, President; Priscilla Jouett, Secre- 
tary; Frederick W. Rogers, Treasurer; John H. Walker, Super- 
intendent. 

Provides library and reading rooms, gymnasiums, baths, manual 
training, classes in sewing and domestic work, etc. 

Number aided during year, 5,480, viz., 2,750 paying, 280 partly 
paying, 2,450 free. 

Number of paid ofiBcers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 

and deposits 
Annual sale 
Rent 

Membership fees 
Miscellaneous 



$104 10 

1,466 50 

503 50 

73 29 

81 23 

779 18 

146 .50 

382 00 

9 29 



$3,545 59 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Telephone 

Emergencies 

Repairs and improvements 

Water rates 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Fresh air work and festivals 

Sloyd work 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,202 


00 


37 


10 


20 


00 


34 


00 


7 


50 


301 


32 


55 


50 


^ 980 


57 


40 


00 


60 


21 


$2,738 20 


503 


50 


303 


89 



$3,545 .59 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of other property, $3,738.75, viz., investments, 
$2,538.75; contents of library, gymnasium, etc., $1,200. 



138 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



FRATERNAL HOME AND HOSPITAL, Cambridge. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Cyrus J. Moore, President; Rev. J. H. Duckrey, Treasurer. 
To provide a home and hospital for indigent sick persons, and to 
maintain a school for nurses. 
No report. 



THE HOLY GHOST HOSPITAL FOR INCURABLES, 1575 Cambridge St., 
Cambridge. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for j^ear ending December 31, 1907. 

Sister M. B. Franklin, President, Treasurer, and Superintend- 
ent; Sister A. A. Del Vecchio, Secretary; Sister M. D'Arche, 
Superior. 

The reception, care, and comfort of persons afflicted with incur- 
able diseases, without distinction of race, color, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 364, viz., 150 paying, 123 partly 
paying, 92 free. Number of beds, 127. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 40, viz., 10 men, 30 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $4,5.53 23 

Subscriptions and donations 32,900 77 

Bequests . . . . 6,551 57 



$44,005 57 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$6,955 36 


Pro\Tisions and suppUes 


9,975 13 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,061 73 


Repairs and improvements 


3,908 66 


Telephone and travelling 


394 94 


Heating and lighting . 


2,558 04 


Printing and postage . 


136 75 


Payment and interest or 


I 


mortgage 


5,700 00 


Miscellaneous 


263 07 


Total expenses 


$30,953 68 


Cash on hand . 


13,051 89 




$44,005 57 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$154,143.57; value of other property (real estate), $2,000. 



THE LAMSON HOME, 308 Brookline St., Cambridgeport. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending March 20, 1908. 

0. M. Wentworth, President; Alfred L. Barbour, Clerk; Dwight 
Chester, Treasurer; Miss Anna M. Cummings, Matron. 

Home for aged and infirm members of Baptist churches. Minis- 
ters and their wives, widows, or orphans are given preference. 

Home carried on by and under the direction of the Baptist Home. 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



139 



Dr. 

Cash on hand SI. 56 87 

Income from investments 492 15 

Investments sold 1,150 00 



$1,799 02 



Cr. 
Paid to Baptist Home 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



S42o 00 

S425 00 

1,159 75 

214 27 

SI, 799 02 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $9,70-1.35. 

UNITED ASKINAZ SOCIETY OF CAMBRIDGE, Prospect Hall, Cambridge. 

(Incorporated 1908.) 

Samuel W. Flax, President; James Saltman, Treasurer. 

Furthering the interests of Hebrews in Cambridge, Massachu- 
setts, and its vicinity, in matters social, educational, charitable, and 
religious. 

First year not completed. 

Caxtox. 

THE CANTON NURSING ASSOCIATION, Canton. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Mrs. Eliza E. Sumner, President; Miss ISTathalia Bent, Secre- 
tary; Miss Mildred M. Dunbar, Treasurer; Miss Susan Phillips, 
Nurse. 

To care for the sick, and especially to maintain a system of nurs- 
ing in the town of Canton. 

First year not completed. 

Chelsea. 

THE CHELSEA BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION, 13 Everett Ave., Chelsea. (In- 
corporated 1904.) 

Fred A. Pitcher, President; Chester H. Wilbar, Secretary; Sam- 
uel H. Eobie, Treasurer; Walter E. Dillon, Superintendent. 

A refuge for boys, that they may be kept from the streets, in- 
structed, and amused. 

Xot in active operation. 



CHEVRA KADISHA OF CHELSEA, 120 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea. (Incorpo- 
rated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 11, 1907. 

L. Weinberg, President; X. Taymor, Secretary; S. Levits, Treas- 
urer. 

To bury the dead of the poor Hebrews of Chelsea in the cemet<?ry 
in Montvale owned by the corporation. 



140 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Xumber aided during year, 102, viz., QQ paying, 36 partly 
paying. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Lots sold .... 



$187 12 
535 G8 
411 75 



$1,134 55 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Paid on mortgage 
Printing and postage . 
Water tax 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$429 81 

348 10 

246 00 

6 10 

12 75 

$1,042 76 
91 79 

$1,134 55 



Value of property (cemetery), $3,500. 



LADIES' GEMILETH CHESED SOCIETY OF CHELSEA, corner Elm St. and 
Everett Ave., Chelsea. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Harry Wise, President; Mrs. A. Shaferman, Secretary; Mrs. S. 
Gotfind, Treasurer. 

To loan money without interest to poor and needy residents of 
Chelsea, and otherwise aid them. 

No report. 



OLD LADIES' HOME ASSOCIATION OF CHELSEA, 3 Washington Sq., Chelsea. 

(Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Henry Mitchell, President; Mrs. S. E. Engles, Secretary; Edwin 
Curry, Treasurer; Mrs. I. M. Benson, Matron. 

Home for Protestant women at least sixty years of age, residents 
of Chelsea for ten years. Admission fee, $150. 

Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or emploj^ees, 2 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$784 89 


Salaries and wages 


$739 41 


Subscriptions and donations 


15 00 


Drugs and medicines . 


983 01 


Bequests . . . . 


3,112 43 


Repairs and improvements 


274 61 


Income from investments . 


2,547 52 


Heating and lighting . 


166 78 


Insurance from estates 




Printing and postage . 


12 25 


burned .... 


12,470 00 


Taxes on real estate . 


647 92 


Admission fee 


150 00 


Insurance premiums . 


117 81 


Miscellaneous 


79 00 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


67 30 




S3,009 09 






Investments during year 


10,629 17 






Cash on hand . ' . 


5,520 58 




$19,158 84 


S19,158 84 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,000; value of other property, $59,520.58, viz., investments, $47,- 
320.58; real estate, $12,200. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS, 



141 



RUFUS S. FROST GENERAL HOSPITAL, Chelsea. (Incorporated 1894.) 
Report for tlie yenv ending March 31, 1908. 

A. T. Hunnewell, President; Oliver E. Wyetli, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

For the care and treatment of sick and disabled persons. 



Cash on hand 
Miscellaneous 



Dr. 



S288 75 
11,563 28 



$11,852 03 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. S3,892 


40 


. 3,785 55 


. 1,747 


91 


173 


75 


. 1,323 


20 


. 887 


86 


. $11,810 


67 


41 


36 



$11,852 03 



(Eeport imperfect, on account of burning of records.) 

Chicopee. 

THE SHERMAN REST HOME, 259 Chicopee St., Chicopee. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Luther White, President; Eev. C. G. Burnham, Secretary; Pascal 
J. Newell, Treasurer; Mrs. Eleanor V. Chapman, Matron. 

To furnish a home for working girls. 

Number aided during year, 17, viz., 8 paying, 5 partly paying, 
4 free. Number of beds, 3. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 



$1 54 

25 95 

118 56 



$146 05 



Cr. 
Repairs and improvements 
Board paid 
Water rates 

Total expenses 
Investments during j'ear 
Cash on hand 



$35 85 
48 37 
10 00 



$94 22 

43 56 

8 27 



$146 05 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,500; value of investments, $2,364.58. 



Clinton. 

THE CLINTON HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Clinton. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Charles H. Richardson, President; George F. Morse, Secretary; 

William A. Fuller, Treasurer. 

Providing a home for, and otherwise assisting, respectable aged 

and indigent men and women. 
Not yet opened. 



142 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



CLINTON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, Highland St., Clinton. (Incorporated 

1889.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Dr. Walter P. Bowers, President; George F. Morse, Secretary; 
Oliver D. Jewett, Treasurer; Miss Maude MacKean, Superin- 
tendent; Miss Emily F. Ross, Assistant Superintendent. 

An institution for the care, cure, and relief of sick and injured 
persons, irrespective of creed, nationality, or color. 

Xumber aided during year, 504, viz., 461 paying, 1 partly pay- 
ing, 42 free. Number of beds, 55. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 43, viz., 2 men, 41 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $404 91 

Subscriptions and donations 5,832 93 

Membersliip fees . . 752 00 

On account of persons aided . 13,212 92 

Income from investments 2,089 44 

Investments sold . . 2,982 25 
Cash withdrawn from savings 

bank .... 1,032 32 

SuppUes, etc., sold . . 759 44 



$27,( 



21 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance . 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $7,205 34 

. 9,825 55 

787 39 


. 1,304 
251 


04 
49 


. 2,266 


13 


136 


96 


. 1,398 48 


. $23,175 38 
. 1,066 10 
. 2,824 73 



$27,066 21 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$53,000 ; value of investments, $45,294. 



Concord. 

THE CONCORD FEMALE CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Concord. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending January 9, 1908. 

Mrs. William Wheeler, President; Mrs. Walter S. Blanchard, 
Secretary; Mrs. Herbert W. Hosmer, Treasurer. 

To relieve distress, encourage industry, and promote virtue and 
happiness among the female part of the community ; especial atten- 
tion given to the needs of poor children. 

Number aided during year, 9 families and 11 individuals. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Donations 

Income from investments 
Assessments 



$34 98 
50 00 

100 10 
83 00 



$268 08 



Cr. 

Provisions and supplies 

Heating 

Part board of crippled child 

Nursing 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$157 27 


4 


25 


[ 12 


00 


44 


85 


5 


50 


$223 


87 


44 


21 



$268 08 



Value of investments, $2,500. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



143 



CONCORD'S HOME FOR THE AGED, Walden St., Concord. (Incorporated 

1887.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Richard F. Barrett, President; Abby M. Gourgas, Secretary; 
William H. Brown, Treasurer; Mary E. Myers, Matron. 

To care for needy men and women at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Concord for five years. Entrance fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $696 50 

Subscriptions and donations 154 00 

Income from investments . 1,499 27 

Investments withdrawn . 1,956 06 



$4,305 83 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Prov-isions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. S540 


00 


597 


82 


13 


60 


200 


50 


28 


08 


36 


00 


62 


99 


. Sl,478 99 


2,000 


06 


826 


78 


$4,305 


83 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 



,500; value of investments, $36,784.27. 



Danveks. 

DANVERS HOME FOR THE AGED, Park St., Danvers. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending June 1, 1908. 

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Gorton, President; Mrs. Ariadne J. White, 
Secretary; George 0. Stimpson, Treasurer; Mrs. Lucy A. Everett, 
Matron. 

Home for worthy Protestants at least sixty-five years of age, 
residents of Danvers for ten years. Admission fee, $200 ; $300 for 
couples. 

Number aided during year, 4. N'umber of beds, 6. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Donations . 
Bequests 

Income from investments 
Pledges 
Admission fee 
Dues 
Miscellaneous 



$888 


73 


112 


64 


6,629 


82 


515 


19 


1,070 


00 


200 


00 


222 


00 


42 


32 


$9,680 


70 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provasions and supplies 
Repairs ancl improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Taxes 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



S354 


05 


304 


44 


166 


13 


135 


SO 


28 


02 


170 


13 


. SI. 158 


57 


. 7,.592 


93 


929 


20 



$9,680 70 



144 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of investments, $16,657.77. 



Dedham. 

DEDHAM EMERGENCY NURSING ASSOCIATION, Dedham. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Mrs. Alfred Hewins, President; Mrs. Erastus Worthington, Sec- 
re tai-y; Mrs. Maria L. Taft, Treasurer. 

To provide nurses for cases of disease or injury in Dedham. 
Number aided during year, 23, viz., 21 paying, 2 partly paying. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Interest on deposits 



$1,369 91 

189 86 

30 GO 

48 02 



$1,637 79 



Paid nurses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



$499 94 
6 00 

$505 94 
1,131 85 

$1,637 79 



TEMPORARY ASYLUM FOR DISCHARGED FEMALE PRISONERS, Wash- 
ington St., Dedham. (Incorporated 1863.) 

^Report for year ending SejDteniber 30, 1908. 

Mrs. Charles W. Dexter, President; Miss E. N. Converse, Sec- 
retary; Miss Annie E. Wilson, Treasurer; Miss Mary B. Bradbury, 
Superintendent. 

To provide shelter, instruction, and employment for discharged 
female prisoners and girls and women placed on probation. 

Number aided during year, 115. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $105 45 

Subscriptions and donations 1,345 11 

Income from investments . 3,223 75 

Proceeds from laundr}'- . 4,049 73 



$8,724 04 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$2,924 45 

5,399 61 

91 54 

83 20 



225 24 



$8,724 04 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,400; value of investments, $38,600. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



145 



East Bridgewater. 

MILLET SANATORIUM, INCORP., East Bridgewater. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Charles S. Millet, M.D., President; Elizabeth C. Millet, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer; Sara A. McCarthy, Matron. 

An institution for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis and 
other chronic diseases. 

Number aided during year, 109, viz., 104 paying, 5 partly pay- 
ing. Number of beds, 45. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 2 men, 18 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $152 97 

Subscriptions and donations 55 00 

On account of persons aided . 29,584 48 

Notes paid . . . 3,100 00 



$32,892 45 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$5,936 80 

22,164 44 

313 46 

1,436 65 

313 .50 

1,008 20 

200 00 

1,151 08 



$32,524 13 
368 32 

$32,892 45 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,500. 

Everett. 

EVERETT HOME FOR AGED PERSONS, Everett. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Geo. M. Nash, President; Mrs. Clara E. Spear, Secretary; Ann 
S. Cook, Treasurer. 
To establish a home for aged persons. 
Not yet opened. 



THE NEW ENGLAND HOME FOR DEAF MUTES, 112 Freemont Ave., Everett. 

(Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending April 1, 1008. 

Eev. George S. Fiske, President; Rev. S. Stanley Searing, Sec- 
retary; Dr. Heber Bishop, Treasurer; Mrs. Frances L. Eyan, 
Matron. 

The care, support, and maintenance of aged, blind, and infirm 
deaf mutes. 

Number aided during year, 36, viz., 18 paying, 6 partly paying, 
12 free. Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



146 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Loans 



Cr. 



$665 92 


Salaries and wages 


$1,190 00 


3,055 31 


Provisions and supplies 


987 19 


640 00 


Taxes, telephone, and light- 




1,200 00 


ing .... 
Printing, postage, and sta- 


317 96 




tionery .... 


102 39 




Lifting second mortgage 


2,408 29 




Other payments on Home . 


519 50 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


5 95 




$5,531 28 




Cash on hand 


29 95 


$5,561 23 


$5,561 23 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,000. 

Fairhaven. 

THE CONGREGATION OF THE SACRED HEARTS, Fairhaven. (Incorporated 

1907.) 

M. Bernard Pirson, President; Hilarion Eickerling, Treasurer. 

Eeligious, educational, and charitable work. 

Not yet in operation as a charitable organization. 



FAIRHAVEN BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, Fairhaven. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Eebecca L. H. Taber, President; Georgia E. Fairfield, Secretary 
and Treasurer. 

To give help to whom help is necessary. 
Number aided during year, not stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . S82 11 

Subscriptions and donations 587 00 

Income from investments . 321 15 

Miscellaneous ... 25 



$990 51 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\-isions and supplie 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$25 00 

869 68 



$894 68 
95 83 

$990 51 



Value of investments, $7,000. 



THE LADIES' BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Fairhaven. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Lillian G. Delano, President; Mrs. Cora H. Blossom, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

Eelief of the poor, and general charitable and religious purposes. 
Number aided during year, 5. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



147 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Membership fees 
Entertainments . 



S122 3S 

50 00 

9 25 

98 99 



$280 62 



Cr. 
Proxisions and suppHes 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$28 37 
151 55 



$179 92 
100 70 

$280 62 



Value of property o^^iied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,230. 

Fall Eiver. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF FALL RIVER, 84 North Main St., Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for j-ear ending April 30, 1908. 

A. J. Abbe, M.D., President; Israel Brayton, Recording Secre- 
tarij; Miss Alice E. Wetherbee, General Secretary; Edmund F. 
Buffinton, Treasurer. 

To raise the needy above relief, diminish pauperism, aid the poor 
to help themselves, secure harmonious action of the charities of 
Fall Eiver, etc. 

Number aided during year, 253. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



Cr. 



$164 40 


Salaries and wages 




$800 00 


1,176 50 


Rent 




240 00 


32 72 


Printing, postage, 


and sta- 






tionerv . 




52 35 




Telephone 




48 00 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 




1 64 




$1,141 99 




Cash on hand 




231 63 


$1,373 62 


$1,373 62 



BARON HIRSCH BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, 187 Washington St., Fall 
River. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 190S. 

Lewis Pockrass, President; Fishel Hurovitz, Secretary; Sam 
Wexler, Treasurer; Sam Eiback, Superintendent. 
To aid needy Hebrews. 
Xumber aided during year, 32. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



Cr. 



.$28 00 
137 00 


Salaries and wages 
Aid .... 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


$15 00 

143 00 

6 00 




$164 00 
1 00 


$165 00 


$165 GO 



148 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



CHILDREN'S HOME OF FALL RIVER, 427 Robeson St., Fall River. (Incor- 
porated 1873.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Xathaniel B. Borden, President; Miss Lydia H. Read, Corre- 
sponding Secretary; Miss Ellen M. Shove, Recording Secretary; 
Benjamin S. C. Gifford, Treasurer; Mrs. Lydia A. Marchant, 
Matron. 

To provide a home for the reception, care, and education of 
orphan, abandoned, and destitute children. 

Number aided during year, 92, viz., 50 paying, 13 partly pay- 
ing, 29 free. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S331 77 

Subscriptions and donations 2,494 71 

Bequests . . . . 4,125 56 

On account of persons aided . 1,202 25 

Income from investments . 4,461 31 

Miscellaneous . . . 19 65 



$12,635 25 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Heating and lighting . 

Clothing . 

Water 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,334 03 
. 2,504 06 


396 


06 


656 


06 


213 


43 


78 


00 


490 


78 


. $6,672 42 

. 5,838 52 

124 31 



$12,635 25 



A^alue of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$33,000; value of investments, $96,191.75. 



THE CONGREGATION OF THE SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH DU PUY, 151 Tre- 

mont St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending March 24, 1908. 

Et. Eev. Daniel F. Ferhan, President; Catherine A. Acosta, Sec- 
retary; Alphonsine Eomeyer, Treasurer. 

To provide hospitals, schools, nurses, and teachers, and for gen- 
eral charitable, educational, and religious purposes. 

Number aided during year, 1,410, viz., 1,000 paying, 410 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Receipts from outside work 
On account of persons aided 
Proceeds of note, borrowed 



$88 00 

1,642 00 

4,000 00 

500 00 



$6,230 00 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest on mortgage . 
Paid on debt 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $186 


90 


. 2,917 


65 


468 


71 


203 


00 


20 


00 


376 


00 


. 1,827 


74 


140 


00 


. $6,140 00 


90 


00 



$6,230 00 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



149 



Value of property o-^iied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000. 

EMIL ZOLA ASSOCIATION, 65 Seventh St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for j-ear ending June 30, 1908. 

Jacob Sterling, President; Max Dubitzky, Secretary and Super- 
intendent; Isaack Jacobson, Treasurer. 
To aid needy and worthy Hebrews. 
Xumber aided during year, 25. 
Xumber of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



85 30 
111 00 


Salaries and wages 
Aid . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on iiand 


815 00 

95 00 

3 75 




$113 75 
2 55 


•sue 30 


$116 30 



FALL RIVER DEACONESS HOME, 825 Second St., Fall River. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for j-ear ending May 13, 1908. 

Dr. William P. Pritchard, President; Mrs. Susan W. Gibbs, Sec- 
retary; Iram jST. Smith, Treasurer; Mrs. Eva C. Frields, Superin- 
tendent. 

A home for deaconesses, in accordance with the provisions of 
the discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church; and a training 
school for the instruction of women in nursing and missionary 
work. 

Xumber aided during year, 400, viz., 10 paying, 25 partly pay- 
ing, 365 free. Number of beds, 23. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 1 man, 13 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of jjersons aided 
Income from investments 
Bond called in . 
Borrowed . 



SI 47 63 

6,250 76 

15,000 00 

427 03 

.5,321 61 

1,050 00 

506 83 



$28,703 86 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
General house expenses 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Note and interest paid 
Loaned 

Insurance and travelling ex- 
penses 
Miscellaneous 



Total expenses 

Investments during year 
(including securities re- 
ceived with bequests) . 20,692 13 

Cash on hand 1,305 09 



SI. 781 


00 


1,S03 


12 


275 


80 


473 


85 


751 


63 


57 


25 


867 


33 


495 


83 


114 


80 


8(> 


03 


. .S6,706 


64 



$28,703 86 



150 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Value of property o^Mied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$i:,000; value of investments, $60,000. 



FALL RIVER GAMALETH CHASSODEN HEBREW ASSOCIATION, Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1902.) 

Adam E. Teran, President; Charles Leviss, Secretary; Benjamin 
Finstein, Treasurer. 

Collecting and distributing funds or relief among needy people 
of Hebrew origin or descent. 

Xo report. 



FALL RIVER HEBREW WOMEN'S CHARITABLE INSTITUTION, Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for Aear ending May 1, 1908. 

^Irs. Eacbel Silverstein, President; Mrs. Honnie Klein, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. B. Eadovsk}', Treasurer. 

To provide for the needy, and to donate charity for the Hebrews 
of Fall Eiver. 

Xumber aided during year, 270. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscript ion.s and donations 
Due.s and assessments 



s;630 00 
700 00 
185 00 


Cr. 
Provisions and supphes 
Clothing 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


S550 00 
65 00 


S615 00 
900 00 


•SI, 515 00 


Sl,515 00 



FALL RIVER WOMEN'S UNION, 325 Pine St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1887.) 
Report for year ending December 31. 1907. 

Mrs. William H. Jennings, President; Mrs. Edward S. Adams, 
Secretary; Mrs. Charles A. Bassett, Treasurer; Mrs. Charlotte 
Worthen, Matron of Home; Miss Clarissa Buflfinton, Superin- 
tendent of Rooms for Girls. 

To provide temporary lodgings for women of any creed or na- 
tionality ; also rooms where girls from twelve to fifteen years of 
age are taught sewing and cooking. 

Xumber aided during year, 500, viz., 126 partly paying, 374 
free. Xumber of beds, 10. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



151 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Rummage sale . 



SI, 101 


98 


248 


00 


G81 


28 


106 


73 


309 


12 


$2,447 


11 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


SoSO 25 


Provisions and supplies 


102 58 


Repairs and improvements 


79 60 


Rent 


432 00 


Heating and lighting . 


123 88 


Printing and postage . 


15 93 


Vacation school 


50 00 


Total expenses 


SI, 384 24 


Cash on hand 


1.062 87 



S2,447 1] 



Value of property owned and to be occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $57,500: value of investments, $5,780.40. 

HEBREW FREE SCHOOL SOCIETY, 61 Washington St., Fall River. (Incorpo- 
rated 1907.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1908. 

David L. Gourse, President; David Salhanick, Secretary; Louis 
Wexler, Treasurer; Samuel Shapiro, Tutor. 

Instructing the younger generation of the Hebrew faith in a 
knowledge of their language, history, customs, and beliefs; and 
perpetuating same free of all cost to parents. 

Xumber aided during year, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . $33 52 

Subscriptions and donations 580 85 



$614 3- 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$416 00 
52 00 
18 00 
10 00 
10 18 

$506 18 
108 19 

.$614 37 



HEBREW LADIES' AID ASSOCIATION, Pearl St., Synagogue Hall, Fall River 
(Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Minnie Feitelberg, President; Fannie Calles, Secretary; Mary 
Gamse, Treasurer. 

To help poor and needy Hebrews. 
Number aided during year, 120. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$765 00 
1.532 00 



$2,297 00 



Cr. 
Provisions and suj)plics 
Rent 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,129 00 
28 00 
40 00 

$1,197 00 
1,100 00 

«2.297 00 



152 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE HEBREW LADIES' CHARITY SOCIETY OF THE FLINT, Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending August 1, 1908. 

Mrs. Fanny Slovizky, President; Mrs. Fanny Binder, Secretary; 
Mrs. Baba Tonkonogy, Treasurer; Mrs. Ida Kaufman, Superin- 
tendent. 

Helping the poor. 

Number aided during year, 24. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 



$98 70 



$98 70 



Cr. 
Charity 
Printing and postage 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$81 00 
1 00 



$82 00 
16 70 



$98 70 



HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Highland Ave., Fall River. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending January 15, 1908. 

Milton Reed, President; Miss Louise L. Hathaway, Secretary; 
Edward S. Adams, Treasurer; Mrs. E. G. Francis, Superintendent. 

Home for aged men and women of good character, at least sixty- 
eight years of age, residents of Fall River for ten years. Admis- 
sion, $200, and transfer of property. 

Number aided during year, 32. Number of beds, 26. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Admission fees and property 

of inmates 
Miscellaneous 



$755 


33 


3,527 


85 


3,897 


00 


3,201 


68 


1,806 


22 


500 


00 


$13,688 08 1 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supj^lies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Income allowed inmates 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during }-ear 
Cash on hand 



. $2,847 


84 


. 2,662 


79 


676 


05 


1,443 


61 


228 


76 


391 


42 


. $8,250 


47 


5,409 


73 


27 


88 



$13,688 08 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000: value of investments, $66,491.52. 



THE PEACE SOCIETY, Fall River. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Paul Jabour, President; Joseph Bshara, Treasurer. 

To help the poor, visit the sick and unfortunate, and promote 
harmony, peace, and general good will among the Assyrian residents 
of Fall Eiver and vicinity. 

No report. 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



153 



THE RESCUE MISSION OF FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS, 63 Fourth St., 
Fall River. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Frank A. Pease, President; Edwin Ii. Champlin, Secretary; 
Thomas G. Munroe, Treasurer; Robert H. Crawford, Superin- 
tendent. 

To save from vicious courses, promote spiritual life, and en- 
courage temperance reform. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 



S47 50 

1,305 02 

16 23 



Sl,368 75 



Salaries and wages 

Repairs and improvement?: 

Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

ReHef 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S907 


01 


56 


35 


228 


00 


56 


49 


40 


83 


55 


48 


. $1,344 


16 


24 


59 



SI. 368 75 



Value of furniture, $200. 



SAINT ANNE'S HOSPITAL CORPORATION, Fall River. (Incorporated 1906.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Marguerite Philippe, President; Ernestine Bourroux, Secretary; 
Marie Potior, Treasurer. 

Procuring lands and buildings, and maintaining therein homes 
or hospitals for the care of persons who are ill, disabled, invalid, or 
convalescent, and furnishing them with medical and surgical treat- 
ment, support, and nursing ; and maintaining schools for the train- 
ing of nurses. No restriction on account of race, creed, or color. 

Number aided during year, 530, viz., 473 paying, 33 partly pay- 
ing, 24 free. Number of beds, 66. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations !!M,173 50 
On account of persons aided . 17,469 81 



S 18,643 31 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvement; 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 



women. 




SI, 183 


00 


(),763 


75 


1,800 


15 


5,171 


00 


2,531 


82 


547 


55 


500 


54 


145 


50 



SI 8.643 31 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$115,000. 



154 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



ST. JOSEPH'S ORPHANAGE, 56 Bassett St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1S92.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Rt. Rev. D. F. Feehan, President; Dr. C. A. Casgrain, Secretary; 
Mother St. Domitille, Treasurer; Mgr. J. A. Prevost, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care of poor orphans and half-orphans^ and destitute children. 

Ximiber aided during year, G59, viz., 272 pajdng, 200 partly 
paying, 187 free. Xumber of beds, 435. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Industries .... 



S28 93 


2,077 


75 


5,615 


61 


22,241 


36 


413 


46 


731 


28 


S31,108 


39 1 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\-isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Clothing and furniture 
Paid on capital . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,653 97 


6,710 32 


. 2,600 


52 


1,500 


60 


1,369 


75 


o/ 


12 


. 1,705 


83 


. 8,000 


00 


. 1,049 


45 


. S25,647 


56 


. 5,000 


00 


460 


83 



$31,108 39 



Yakie of property owTied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,000; value of other property, $25,000, viz., real estate, $13,000; 
furniture, $12,000. 



ST. VINCENT'S HOME CORPORATION OF FALL RIVER, North Main St., 
Fall River. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Rt. Rev. Daniel F. Feehan, President; Eev. William H. Curley, 
Secretary; Rev. Timothy P. Sweeney, Treasurer; Sister M. Bene- 
dict, Matron. 

Care of orphans and neglected children. Home for Catholic 
children of Bristol County, except Xew Bedford, between the ages 
of four and twelve. 

Xumber aided during year, 243, viz., 2 paying, 21 partly paying, 
220 free. Xumber of beds, 175. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Entertainments . 
Miscellaneous 



S9,027 59 

9,438 24 

960 50 

295 91 

2,621 76 

266 46 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $1,175 00 

Pro\nsions and supplies . 5,484 10 

Repairs and improvements . 516 05 

Heating and water . . 1,438 31 



Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$22,610 46 I 



$8,613 46 
13,997 00 

$22,610 46 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



155 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$65,000. 



SEASIDE HOME OF FALL RIVER, Riverview St., Fall River. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

James Marshall, President; Frank A. Pease, Secretary; Arthur 
P. Bray ton. Treasurer; Miss 0. G. Page, Matron. 

Care of sick children during the hot summer months, 
dumber aided during year, 65. Number of beds, 14. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 10 women. 



Dr. 
v^aoi. vj.i i.tiiivx ... .S9 42 

Subscriptions and donations 1,198 65 



Cash on hand 

Subscri 

Miscellaneous 



168 .52 



$1,376 59 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$688 00 


287 


31 


21 


94 


36 


53 


340 


99 


$1,374 


77 


1 


82 


$1,376 


59 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000. 



THE UNION HOSPITAL IN FALL RIVER, 446 and 490 Prospect St., Fall 
River. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Eichard P. Borden, President; Arthur W. Allen, Secretary; ]\Iiss 
Elizabeth M. Borden, Treasurer; Miss Mary C. McKenna, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care of the sick and injured, and training of nurses. 

Number aided during year, 1,177, viz., 1,113 paying, 26 partly 
paying, 38 free. Number of beds, 34. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 2 men, 14 women. 

Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

On accovmt of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Miscellaneous 

Deficit 





Cr. 




s $243 35 


Salaries and wages 


.?7,3SS 15 


. 7,350 00 


Provisions and supplies 


7,089 .52 


. 10.330 34 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,649 55 


1,837 15 


Repairs and improvements 


228 56 


782 32 


Rent 


288 00 


4,828 93 


Heating and lighting . 


1,490 41 




Printing and postage . 


232 00 




Water, telejihone, etc. 


757 01 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


1,978 44 




$21,701 64 




Investments during vear 


250 00 




Deficit 


3,420 45 


$25,372 09 


$25,372 09 



156 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,000; value of investments, $42,342.21. 



THE UNITED HEBREW CIVIC ASSOCIATION OF FALL RIVER, 10 South 
Main St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Jacob Feitelberg, President; Jacob Maker, Treasurer. 

Promoting the general welfare of the Hebrews of Fall River; 
for the purpose of advancing the common interest and of assisting 
the distressed and sick. 

First 3^ear not completed. 



FiTCHBURG. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF FITCHBURG, 145 Main St., Fitchburg. (In- 
corporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending September 28, 1908. 

Charles E. Ware, President; John G. Faxon, Secretary; Ebenezer 
Bailey, Treasurer; Miss Susan M. Turner, Agent. 
Charitable work in the city of Fitchburg. 
Number of families aided during year, 126. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Loans .... 



S35 68 

1,418 31 

26 23 

36 36 

450 GO 



$1,966 58 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Rent 

Printing and postage . 

Office expenses . 

Paid on loans 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



.it>oou 
691 


65 


104 


00 


22 


22 


81 


16 


200 


00 


15 


19 


. Sl,764 


22 


202 36 



$1,966 58 



Value of investments, $900. 



BURBANK HOSPITAL, Nichols St., Fitchburg. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

James H. McMahon, President; Elliott N. Choate, Secretary; 
Henry A. Willis, Treasurer; Miss Phoebe W. Maddock, Matron. 

Treatment of accident cases and diseases not contagious or 
chronic. 

Number aided during year, 464, viz., 219 paying, 70 partly pay- 
ing, 175 free, dumber of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 33, viz., 8- men, 25 women. 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



157 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
City appropriation 
Sale of farm products . 
Services of nurses 
Miscelhineous 



SI, 555 02 

500 00 

6,102 96 

14,600 00 

151 98 

7 00 

016 05 



$23,533 01 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance . 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Dry goods, bedding, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $8,856 


48 


. 5,133 


50 


1,619 


30 


. 1,100 


90 


617 


80 


3,498 


44 


122 


38 


644 


54 


379 


21 


. $21,972 


55 


. 1,560 


46 


$23,533 


01 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$202,800. 

FITCHBURG HELPING HAND ASSOCIATION, 15 Holt St., Fitchburg. (In- 
corporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending January 15, 1908. 

Miss Lucy Fay, President; Mrs. Eugene Curr}^, Secretary; Mrs. 
H. F. Gove, Treasurer; Mrs. Ellen McGrath, Matron, 

Home for working girls. 

dumber aided during year, 112, viz., Ill paying, 1 partly pay- 
ing. Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or emplo3^ees, 4, viz., 1 boy, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
From associate members 



$443 22 

764 02 

3,058 66 

199 00 

93 00 



$4,557 90 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent . . 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest and insurance 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$852 


73 


1,668 23 


243 


83 


7 


00 


245 


97 


74 


96 


147 


50 


40 


45 


$3,280 67 


1,277 


23 



$4,557 90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$6,000 ; value of investments, $2,000. 



FITCHBURG HOME FOR OLD LADIES, corner Cedar and Orange Sts., Fitch- 
burg. (Incorporated 1883.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

William H. Bennett, M.D., President; Miss Adelaide Mclntire, 
Secretary; Wilbur W. Henry, Treasurer; Mrs. Ada L. Greeley, 
Matron; Susie G. Stanley, Assistant. 

Home for indigent ladies of good character, at least sixty-five 
years of age, residents of Fitchburg for ten years. Admission fee, 
$200. 



158 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 13. Number of beds, 14. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$5,839 25 

394 50 

067 12 

1,000 00 

1,453 25 

304 07 



$9,658 19 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\nsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating, lighting, and care 

of grounds 
Miscellaneous 



Total expenses 
Investments during 
Cash on hand 



3'ear 



$657 35 

871 81 

79 68 


679 
304 


95 
34 


. $2,593 

. 2,685 
. 4,380 


13 

00 
06 



$9,658 19 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$26,000; value of investments, $35,745.64. 



THE FITCHBURG UNION AID HOME FOR CHILDREN, 27 Holt St., Fitch- 
burg. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Henry A. Goodrich, President; Albert B. Haskell, Secretary; 
Mrs. Herbert E. Gennison, Treasurer; Mrs. Abbie E. Demmon, 
Matron. 

Home for needy and dependent children of Fitchburg, from two 
to twelve years of age, in good physical and mental health, without 
restriction of color or nationality. Payment of $1 a week, if pos- 
sible. 

Number aided during year, 40, viz., 15 paying, 10 partly pay- 
ing, 15 free. Number of beds, 18. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 



$246 45 
760 56 
317 00 



$1,324 01 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investnients during year 
Cash on hand 



$534 25 
407 97 
162 84 

$1,105 06 

69 00 

149 95 

$1,324 01 



Framingham. 

FRAMIN6HAM HOSPITAL, Evergreen St., South Framingham. (Incorporated 

1890.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

John H. Temple, President; Elizabeth Merriam, Secretary; 
Benjamin T. Thompson, Treasurer; Anne A. Hintze, M.D., Super- 
intendent. 



Part II. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



159 



Care and treatment of sick and injured persons. 
Xumber aided during year, 645, viz., 560 paying, 67 partly pay- 
ing, 18 free. Xumber of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 3 men, 14 women. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investment* 
Sale of hospital supphes 







Cr. 




S615 


17 


Salaries and wages 


. $4,300 00 


3,765 


95 


Provisions and supplies 


. 9,895 62 


15,951 


14 


Repairs and improvements 


. 1,223 88 


585 


63 


Heating and lighting . 


. 3,943 64 


147 


74 


Printing and postage . 


110 .59 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


168 99 




. $19,642 72 






Cash on hand 


. 1,422 91 


$21,065 


63 


$21,065 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$65,000 ; value of other property, $18,833.17, viz., investments, $10,- 
332.17; furniture, etc., $8,500. 



THE FRAMINGHAM TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NURSES, Evergreen and 
Beach Sts., South Framingham. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending October 9, 1907. 

Nellie B, Palmer, President; Miss Elizabeth C. Warren, Sec- 
retarij; F. L. Oaks, Treasurer; Dr. Anne A. Hintze, Superintendent. 

To maintain a school for the education and training of nurses. 

Xumber aided during year, 47, viz., 46 paying, 1 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 62. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 1 man, 13 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$2,096 81 


Salaries and wages 


S5,2o4 71 


200 00 


Provisions and supplies 


10,412 27 


17,963 60 


Repairs and improvements 


592 54 


80 78 


Heating and lighting . 


1,594 39 


30 49 


Printing, postage, and books 


373 35 




Telephone 


07 59 




Paid to Nurses' Loan Fund 


50 00 




Miscellaneous 
Tota^ expenses 


r,l4 11 




$18,888 96 




Cash .on hand . 


1,482 72 


.S20,371 68 


$20,371 68 



HOME FOR AGED MEN AND WOMEN in FRAMINGHAM, corner Worcester 
and Pleasant Sts., Framing,ham. (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending January 15, 1908. 

Comer A. Belknap, President; Miss Ellen Hyde, Secretary; John 
H. Temple, Treasurer; Miss Anne U. Grimes, Matron. 

Home for indigent persons -at least sixty years of age, residents 



IGO 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



of Framinghain for ten years. Admission^ $150, and conveyance 
of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr 






Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$539 


00 


Salaries and wages 


S932 97 


Subscriptions and donations 


820 


02 


Pro\'isions and supplies 


947 22 


Bequests .... 


500 


00 


Repairs and improvements 


50 75 


On account of persons aided . 


100 


00 


Insurance and taxes . 


116 52 


Income from investments 


1,745 


47 


Heating and hghting . 


491 72 


Paj^ments on mortgage notes 


2,905 


49 


Telephone 

Nursing and hospital service 

Funeral expenses 

Laundry work . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


29 87 

258 02 

125 00 

51 24 

85 21 




$3,088 52 








Investments during year 


2,564 04 








Cash on hand . " . 


957 42 




$6,609 


98 


$6,609 98 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$11,000; value of investments, $32,510.84. 



YOUNG MEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH FRAMINGHAM, South 
Framingham. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Marcus "W. Rose, President; Bennie Bean, Treasurer. 
Encouraging social intercourse and engaging in educational pur- 
suits and charitable purposes. 
First year not completed. 



Gardner. 

GARDNER HOME FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE, Pearl St., Gardner. (Incorpo- 
rated 1896.) 

Report for year ending March 31,. 1908. 

Euclid L. Brooks, President; Edward P. Noyes, Secretary; Alec 
E. Knowlton, Treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. 0. C. Lord, Superintendent 
and Matron. 

Home for Protestant men c'lnd women, at Ipast fifty-five years of 
age, natives of the United States, and residents of Gardner for ten 
years. Admission fee, $150. 

Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or empiOyees, 5, viz., 3 men, 2 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



161 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Investments paid and with- 
drawn . . . . 
Money borrowed 



$50 


00 


150 


00 


3,894 


76 


6,109 


33 


2,625 


00 


$12,829 


09 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rej^airs and improvements 
Rent, insurance, and taxes 
Pleating and lighting . 
Loan repaid 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$731 


77 


704 


01 


3,300 


23 


575 


17 


252 


30 


2,505 


34 


97 


88 


$8,256 


70 


4,550 


00 


22 


39 



$12,829 09 



Value of property o^vned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $60,000. 

THE HENRY HEYWOOD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Gardner. (Incorporated 

1907.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

John D. Edgell, President; Miss Helen E. Heywood, Treasurer 
and Cleric; Miss Nancy K. Teal, Superintendent. 

For hospital purposes; no restrictions as regards age, sex, color, 
nationality, or creed. Residents of Gardner have precedence, and 
they only are received as free patients, if advisable. Persons suf- 
fering from insanity, contagious diseases, acute venereal diseases, 
and incurable diseases, not admitted. 

Number aided during year, 242, viz., 206 paying, 30 partly pay- 
ing, 6 free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22, viz., 3 men, 19 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $7,050 00 

On account of persons aided . 6,284 21 

Income from investments . 12,125 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 985 34 



$26,444 55 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $8,244 
. 3,703 
. 1,860 
. 2,749 
. 1,746 


77 
10 
33 
75 
80 


. $18,304 
. 4,893 
. 3,246 


75 

06 
74 



$26,444 55 



Yahie of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$100,000; value of investments, $204,893.06. 



Georoetowx. 

TRUSTEES OF THE CARLETON HOME, North St., Georgetown. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Edward A. Chaplin, President; Lawrence L. Chaplin, Secretary; 
Harry E. Perkins, Treasurer; Clara J. Berry, Matron. 

To maintain a home for the care of the aged poor of both sexes. 



162 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 3. Number of beds, 4. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



S72 03 

15 00 

1,356 76 



SI, 443 79 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and suppUes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. S395 


18 


261 


83 


51 


45 


93 


09 


113 


34 


S914 


89 


422 


13 


106 


77 


SI, 443 


79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,800; value of investments, $33,826.25. 



Gloucester. 

ADDISON GILBERT HOSPITAL, Washington St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 

1899.) 

Report for year ending June 8, 1907. 

Sylvester Cunningham, President; Kilby W. Shute, Secretary; 
Horace A. Smith, Treasurer; Miss Grace G. Pillsbury, Matron. 

To furnish medical and surgical aid to inhabitants of Gloucester, 
and in case of emergency to others, according to the will of the late 
Addison Gilbert. 

Number aided during year, 264, viz., 136 pa}^ng, 71 partly pay- 
ing, 57 free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or emploj'ees, 21, viz., 4 men, 17 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $162 82 

Subscriptions and donations 2,120 13 

On account of persons aided . 5,000 00 

Income from investments . 5,710 71 

Board and services of nurses 6,574 69 

Investments paid . . 1,244 50 



S20,812 85 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

ProA-isions and supplies 

Drugs and medicines . 

Repairs and improvements 

Insurance 

Furnishings 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. S5,657 


82 


. 6,435 


68 


. 1,171 


13 


682 


58 


147 


90 


238 39 


98 31 


S14,431 


81 


6,236 


25 


144 


79 



820,812 85 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$72,000; value of investments, $121,049.59. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



163 



ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF GLOUCESTER, Middle St., Gloucester. (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

Rev. George S. Anderson, President; Fred A. Shackelford, Secre- 
tary; Edward Dolliver, Treasurer; Lucy Lawrence, Registrar. 
To help the poor to help themselves. 
Number aided during year, 113. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
Income from Bradford Fund 
Miscellaneous 



S182 30 

303 00 

1,000 00 

41 02 

200 00 

39 62 



$1,765 94 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 


S355 76 
50 63 
56 92 


Total expenses 
Investments during j-ear 
Cash on hand 


S463 31 

1,000 00 

302 63 



Sl,765 94 



Value of investments, $1,100. 



THE GILBERT HOME FOR AGED AND INDIGENT PERSONS, 2 Western 
Ave., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

Allan Eogers, President; Daniel T. Babson, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Mary Williams, Matron. 

Home for aged and indigent persons, not under sixty years of 
age, citizens or inhabitants of the city of Gloucester. Entrance 
fee, $300. 

Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Investments paid 



S271 55 

29 00 

3,401 30 

8,154 42 



Sll,856 27 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j-ear 
Cash on hand 



S820 


00 


867 


64 


134 36 


265 


04 


9 


00 


57 


82 


. 82,146 


86 


. 8,816 


41 


893 


00 


Sll,856 27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,000; value of investments, $73,162.25. 



164 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



GLOUCESTER RELIEF ASSOCIATION, 66 Commercial St., Gloucester. (In- 
corporated 1888.) 

Report for j'ear ending January 22, 1908. 

George A. Johnson, President; H. P. Dennen, Secretary; Wil- 
liam A. King, Treasurer. 

Aid to families of lost and disabled fishermen. 
Number aided during year, 27. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$315 54 
10 00 



$325 54 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$130 54 

$130 54 
195 00 

$325 54 



HUNTRESS HOME, 110 Prospect St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

George E. MacDonald, President; John J. Somes, Secretary; 
Edward Dolliver, Treasurer; Mrs. Lydia A. Marston, Matron. 

Home for old ladies over sixty years of age, natives of Gloucester. 
No fixed entrance fee. 

Number aided during year, 12. Number of beds, 13. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




icome from investments 


. $2,082 00 


Salaries and wages 


$857 36 


iscellaneous 


674 14 


Pro\nsions and supplies 


1,170 25 






Repairs and improvements 


180 48 






Heating and lighting . 


261 62 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


286 43 




$2,756 14 


$2,756 14 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,500; value of investments, $28,000. 



WOMEN'S CLUBHOUSE ASSOCIATION OF MAGNOLIA, Shore Road, Mag- 
nolia. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1908. 

George A. Upton, President; Eev. Frederick J. Libby, Secretary; 
Pierpont L. Stackpole, Treasurer; Mrs. Harry S. Foster, Superin- 
tendent. 

To supply a homelike gathering place for women employed as 
servants, or otherwise engaged in earning their livelihood in Mag- 
nolia during the summer, at hotels or residences, with facilities for 
reading and entertainments, and limited dormitory accommoda- 
tions. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



165 



Number aided during year, 256, viz., 224 paying, 32 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Proceeds of mortgage note . 
Interest on bank deposit 



$2,480 82 

175 GO 

715 75 

500 00 

14 87 



$3,886 44 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Payment of note and in 

terest 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$228 72 

22 99 

114 60 

29 74 

3,113 33 
225 04 



$3,734 42 
152 02 

$3,886 44 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 



$6,771.03. 



Greenfield. 

THE FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL, 16 Main St., Greenfield. (In- 
corporated 1895.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1908. 

Levi J. Gunn, President; Mrs. Eliza B. Leonard, Secretary; 
Frank J. Lawler, Treasurer; Anna M. Sweeney, Superintendent. 

To provide free medical and surgical treatment for the poor, 
and at reasonable rates for others; also to educate and train young 
women as nurses. 

Xumber aided during year, 308, viz., 301 paying, 3 partly pay- 
ing, 4 free. Number of beds, 22. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 1 man, 15 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $1,125 30 

On account of persons aided . 6,254 09 

Income from investments . 703 43 



$8,082 82 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest and insurance 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Furnishings 
Deficit 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,187 


88 


. 1,675 


50 


653 


97 


228 


30 


518 


42 


599 


37 


48 


14 


106 


85 


638 


36 


358 


47 


. $8,015 26 


67 


56 



$8,082 82 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $13,000. 



166 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Greenwich. 

HILLSIDE SCHOOL, Greenwich. (IncorporatedE1907.) 

Hon. A. L. Harwood, President; Mrs. Mary E. Warren, Secre- 
tary; Miss Charlotte V. Drinkwater, Treasurer. 

To provide a home and school education for homeless children, 
and other children in need of such aid. 

Not yet in operation. 

Haverhill. 

HALE HOSPITAL, Buttonwoods Ave., Haverhill. (Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Hon. E. L. Wood, President; Charles C Johnson, Secretary; 
W. W. Spaulding, Treasurer; Anne Chandler Parker, Superin- 
tendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment. 

Number aided during year, 497, viz., 297 paying, 88 partly pay- 
ing, 112 free. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 2 men, 23 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Investments withdrawn 
Bonds matured . 
Miscellaneous 



S877 96 


1,313 


69 


3,500 


00 


13,702 


05 


3,421 


05 


2,864 


05 


6,000 


00 


260 


85 


$31,939 


65 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Furniture and furnishings 
Telephone and express 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $5,981 


39 


. 7,105 


09 


. 3,287 


69 


635 


80 


. 3,594 


27 


317 


30 


767 


41 


142 


60 


411 


24 


. $22,242 


79 


. 9,276 


90 


419 


96 



$31,939 65 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$72,723.64; value of other property, $82,638.11, viz., investments, 
$74,126.42; furniture, etc., $8,511.69. 



HAVERHILL BOYS' 



CLUB ASSOCIATION, 11 

(Incorporated 1906.) 



Washington St., Haverhill. 



Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

M. D. Wolfe, President; John H. Parker, Secretary ^ 
Halpen, Treasurer; Edward D. Bailey, Superintendent. 



Charles J. 



To furnish club-rooms, manual 



training, 



reading-room and 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



167 



library entertainments, etc., for boys of eight to sixteen or seven- 
teen years, of limited means, and upon the street. 

Number aided during year, 768, viz., 50 partly paying, 718 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations $1,038 18 
On account of persons aided . 32 GO 



$1,070 18 



Value of equipment, $150. 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Printing and postage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$666 67 

315 GO 

25 GO 

12 42 

$1,019 09 
51 09 

$1,07G 18 



HAVERHILL FEMALE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, City Hall, Haverhill. (In- 
corporated 1854.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Ann Johnson, President; Emily Sargent, Secretary; Eva F. 
Howes, Treasurer. 

Help for the worthy poor of Haverhill. 

Number aided during year, 210. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 



S171 12 

1,140 00 

2,500 00 

2,340 81 



$6,151 93 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $300 00 

Provisions and supplies . 2,258 94 

Miscellaneous . . . 7 98 

Total expenses . . $2,566 92 

Investments during year . 3,579 15 

Cash on hand . . . 5 86 

$6,151 93 



Value of investments, $38,008.26. 



HAVERHILL YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, 107 Winter 
St., Haverhill. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending October 25, 1907. 

Mrs. Howard L. Porter, President; Mrs. Dora M. Goodwin, Sec- 
retary; Miss Harriet J. Brooks, Treasurer; Miss Ellen M. Hinds, 
General Secretary. 

The promotion of the physical, mental, moral, and spiritual wel- 
fare of women, particularly young women earning a livelihood. 

Xumber aided during year, 701, viz., 321 paying, 173 partly 
paying, 207 free. Number of beds, 11. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 2 men, 6 women. 



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Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $565 97 

Subscriptions and donations 1,216 26 

On account of persons aided . 1,725 86 



S3, 508 09 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent of gymnasium . 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,906 


47 


28 31 


251 


36 


240 33 


333 


93 


71 


65 


87 


53 


185 98 


. $3,105 56 


402 


53 



$3,508 09 



OLD LADIES' HOME ASSOCIATION, 119 Main St., Haverhill. (Incorporated 

1856.) 

Report for year ending May 16, 1908. 

Mrs. Caroline Crowell, President; Miss Sarah P. Cogswell, Sec- 
retary; Miss Annie M. Wheeler, Treasurer; Miss M. J. Kimball, 
Matron. 

Home for needy women at least seventy years of age, residents of 
Haverhill. Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 27. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 



$346 85 

1,702 38 

4,000 00 

3,117 13 



$9,166 36 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $1,661 05 

Pro\'isions and supplies . 2,475 88 

Repairs and improvements . 275 16 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$4,412 09 

4,000 00 

754 27 

$9,106 36 



Value of property o^\Tied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
),850; value of investments, $73,903.05. 



HOLYOKE. 

THE HOLYOKE BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION, 100 Race St., Holyoke. (Incor- 
porated 1904.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Frank A. Webber, President; William A. Allyn, Secretary; 
Thomas S. Childs, Treasurer; George W. King, Superintendent. 
For the betterment of boys of the street. 
Number aided during year not stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 3 men, 1 woman. 



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169 



Dr 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$605 69 


Salaries and wages 


$1,068 30 


Subscriptions and donation? 


2,261 45 


Repairs and improvements 


77 28 


Income from investments 


1,789 21 


Rent . . 


295 00 


Box making 
Rent of club room 


306 62 


Heating, lighting, etc. 


340 44 


45 00 


Printing 


101 42 


Savings bank loan 


9,000 00 


Box making 


324 91 


Miscellaneous 


48 39 


Expense of real estate 
Total expenses 


1,678 18 




$3,885 53 






Investments during year 


9,000 00 






Cash on hand 


1,170 83 




$14,056 36 


$14,056 36 



Value of property, $13,000, viz., investments (real estate), $12,- 
000; machinery and furniture, $1,000. 



HOLYOKE CITY HOSPITAL, Beach St. Extension, Holyoke. (Incorporated 

1891.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

William Whiting, President; F. B. Towne, Secretary; William 
F. Whiting, Treasurer; Lillian 0. West, Superintendent of Nurses. 

Private hospital for treating the sick at a reasonable cost. 

Number aided during year, 725, viz., 546 paying, 179 free. 
IN'umber of beds, 65. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 46, viz., 4 men, 42 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Sale of land 

Miscellaneous 



$709 


12 


7,037 


89 


1,000 


00 


19,154 


35 


1,100 


00 


5,550 


00 


116 


13 


$34,667 


49 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $9,209 
. 11,894 


39 

48 


968 


93 


. 1,089 
. 3,239 
. 1,033 


11 

12 
96 


. $27,434 
. 7,232 


99 
50 



$34,667 49 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$99,450; value of investments, $21,623.48. 



HOLYOKE HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE. Holyoke. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Elvira F. Ball, President; Jennie L. Miner, Secretary; Florence 
D. Merrick, Treasurer. 

Caring for the aged and infirm, and providing them with a home ; 
and the promotion of charitable and benevolent work. 

Cash on hand, $8,621.52 ; also land, value not given. 

Xot yet opened. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE SISTERS OF CHARITY OF THE HOUSE OF PROVIDENCE, corner 
D wight and Elm Sts., Holyoke. (Incorporated 1892,) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Sister Mary Gene- 
vieve, Secretary; Mother Mary of Providence, Treasurer; Sister 
Mary Anthony, Superior. 

Treatment of acute diseases. 

K'umber aided during year, 869, viz., 648 paying, 49 partly pay- 
ing, 172 free. Number of beds, 55. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 3 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Loan . . . . 

Miscellaneous 



$763 


76 


62 


50 


26,727 


57 


4,000 


00 


23 


42 


S31,577 


25 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Dry goods and furnishings 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $2,614 00 

. 7,817 20 

380 00 


12,907 86 

3,408 00 

169 03 


2,898 00 
520 52 


. $30,714 61 
862 64 



$31,577,^25 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$65,000. 



Hyde Park. 

NEW ENGLAND PEABODY HOME FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN, Hale St., 
Hyde Park. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending September 30,^1908. 

Mrs. Herbert A. Joslin, President; Mrs. Albion S. Whitmore, 
Secretary; Mrs. Edward B. Kellogg, Treasurer; Miss Clara M. 
Thurston, Matron. 

The permanent or temporary care of destitute crippled and de- 
formed children under twelve years of age; unsectarian. 

Number aided during year, 33, viz., 3 partly paying, 30 free. 
Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 1 man, 10 women. 



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171 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . Sl,898 01 

Subscriptions and donations 4,005 00 

Bequests .... 76,332 50 

On account of persons aided . 253 00 

Income from investments . 3,440 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 225 00 



$86,153 51 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provi.sions and supplies 
Surgical appliances and med 

icines 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Furnishing and clothing 
Expense of transportation 
Insurance . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. 3,372 


47 


625 


40 


4,329 
897 


63 

67 


776 


07 


1,048 


46 


208 


81 


270 


00 


$15,688 82 

70,000 00 

464 69 



$86,153 51 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,000; value of investments, $80,000. 



THE PUBLIC HOSPITAL OF HYDE PARK, Y. M. C. A. Hall, Hyde Park. 

(Incorporated 1908.) 

Charles F. Jenney, President; Walter C. Bryant, Treasurer. 
Not yet opened. 

Lancaster. 

TRUSTEES OF THE CHARITABLE FUND IN THE TOWN OF LANCASTER, 
Lancaster. (Incorporated 1851.) 

Report for year ending February 29, 1908. 

Eev. Abbott Peterson, President; W. H. Blood, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Aid to needy widows and spinsters, residents of Lancaster. 
Number aided during year, 23. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $625 46 

Income from investments . 370 31 



$995 77 

Value of investments, $11,400. 



Cr. 
Provisions and suj^plies 
Cash donations . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S42 25 

390 00 

1 37 



S433 62 
562 15 

$995 77 



Lawrence, 
german ruth-society of lawrence, massachusetts, 94 east 

Haverhill St., Lawrence. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Mrs. F. Pfefferkorn, President; Otto Pinkes, Secretary; Gustave 
Hoepfner, Treasurer; Mrs. IMary Socha, Matron. 

Maintaining a day nursery for the children of parents obliged 



172 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



to work away from home during the day, and also a home for desti- 
tute men and women, without regard to age, creed, or residence. 
^o admission fee to Home. 

Number aided during year, 9 (5 adults, 4 children), viz., 3 pay- 
ing, 6 partly paying. Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Fair 



$540 79 
557 GO 
331 71 



$1,429 50 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $300 00 

Provisions and supplies . 514 00 

Repairs and improvements . 25 00 

Heating and lighting . . 105 20 

Miscellaneous . . . 180 00 

Total expenses . . $1,124 20 

Cash on hand . , . 305 30 

$1,429 50 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$4,900. 



INCORPORATED PROTECTORY OF MARY IMMACULATE, 139 Maple St., 
Lawrence. (Incorporated 1875.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1908. 

Et. Eev. Wm. H. O'Connell, President; Sister Catherine Blanch- 
field, Secretary; Sister Julia Latour, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Care of orphan boys and girls, without distinction of color, 
creed, or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 380, viz., 190 paying, 96 partly pay- 
ing, 94 free. Number of beds, 277. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 2 men, 21 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,298 18 

Subscriptions and donations 2,139 50 

Bequests .... 200 00 

On account of persons aided . 14,276 21 

Interest on deposits . . 15 11 

Industry .... 364 94 

Proceeds of "Patriots' Tea" 1,025 87 

Miscellaneous . . . 400 00 



$19,719 81 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Part payment on mortgage 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,820 32 


. 10,077 


25 


. 1,613 


29 


. 1,864 


79 


162 


57 


3,000 


00 


. $18,538 22 


1,181 


59 



$19,719 81 



Value of property owTied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$113,600. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



173 



THE LADIES' HEBREW COUNCIL, 62 Concord St., Lawrence. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Report for j-ear ending Septeniber 30, 1908. 

Mrs. Annie Goldberg, President; Miss Mabel Goldberg, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Bessie Brown, Treasurer. 

To aid Hebrew women of Lawrence who are sick or in distress. 
Number aided during year, 92. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 



S136 22 

116 72 

74 18 



S327 12 



Cr. 

Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$192 34 
48 00 

$240 34 
86 78 

$327 12 



LADIES' UNION CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Lawrence. (Incorporated 1903.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

Mrs. William Shackford, President; Miss F. E. Aldred, Secre- 
tary; Miss Clara F. Prescott, Treasurer; Miss Mary E. Barr, Super- 
intendent of Hospital; Miss Eliza J. Swift, Matron of Children's 
Home. 

Caring for young children and carrying on a general hospital and 
training school for nurses. 

Number aided during year, 899, viz., 559 paying, 107 partly pay- 
ing, 233 free. Number of beds, 121. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 46, viz., 5 men, 41 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$1,844 93 


Subscriptions and donations 


22,399 62 


Bequests .... 


27,752 37 


On account of persons aided . 


24,551 78 


Income from investments 




and deposits . 
Borrowed .... 


6,606 57 


10,000 00 


Payment on note 


200 00 


Merchandise, rebate, etc. 


815 64 


Miscellaneous 


3 31 



$94,174 22 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


?11,725 41 


Provisions and supplies 


15,374 21 


Drugs and medicines . 


5,156 55 


Repairs and improvements 


14,616 73 


Rent 


300 00 


Heating, lighting, and powei 


" 4,746 32 


Stationery 


548 83 


Training school (nurses) 


196 38 


Ambulance (care and use) 


725 55 


Telephone 


136 52 


Insurance 


273 55 


Pavment on note and inter- 




est .. . 


2,271 39 


Deposit for new Home 


4,221 22 


Miscellaneous 


816 73 


Total expenses 


S61,109 39 


Investments during year 


31,069 26 


Cash on hand 


1,995 57 




$94,174 22 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$104,175; value of investments, $132,889.56. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



LAWRENCE HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, 2 Bailey St., Lawrence. (Incorpo- 
rated 1895.) 
Report for year ending November 6, 1907. 

Eev. W. E. Gibbs, President; Mrs. Harry Lewis, Secretary; C. 
0. Andrews, Treasurer; Mrs. Isabell Barrett, Matron. 

Home for aged people at least sixty years of age, residents of 
Lawrence, North Andover, or Methuen, for seven years. Admis- 
sion, $250 and surrender of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 16. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$277 30 


Salaries and wages 


$636 98 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,032 69 


Provisions and supplies 


712 64 


Bequests .... 


2,677 37 


Nurses, undertaker, etc. 


215 52 


On account of persons aided . 


501 24 


Repairs and improvements 


75 85 


Income from investments . 


3,276 33 


Heating and lighting . 


353 15 


May breakfast . 


2,061 07 


Printing and postage . 


61 50 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


382 91 




$2,438 55 






Investments during year 


6,843 68 






Cash on hand 


543 77 




$9,826 00 


$9,826 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of investments, $96,827.64. 

RUSSELL-HOOD TRUST, INCORPORATED, Appleton St., Lawrence. (In- 
corporated 1908.) 

George L. Selden, President; Wilbur E. Rowell, Secretary; Fred 
E. Batcheller, Treasurer. 

The establishment and maintenance of a building in Lawrence, 
Massachusetts, to be used for literary and benevolent purposes, 
and to contain reading rooms, a library, social meeting places, and 
other similar equipment for the physical, intellectual, moral, and 
religious improvement of young men. 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,500. Building occupied by Young Men's Christian Association. 

First year not completed. 



Leicester. 

LEICESTER SAMARITAN ASSOCIATION, Main St., Leicester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1904.) 

Report for year ending October 10, 1907, 

F. H. Gifford, President; Alexander McNeish, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Miss Phoebe Johnson, Custodian. 

To loan articles and appliances to the sick and needy. 



PartIL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



175 



Number aided during year, 65. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $134 46 

Subscriptions and donations 16 GO 



$150 46 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$10 00 
17 50 



$27 50 
122 96 



$150 46 



Leominster. 

LEOMINSTER HOME FOR OLD LADIES, 6 Pearl St., Leominster. (Incorpo- 
rated 1891.) 

Report for j'ear ending December 31, 1907. 

Henry R. Smith, President; Mrs. C. E. Bigelow, Secretary; 
William A. Putnam, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary E. Sheldon, Matron. 

Home for elderly ladies at least sixty-five years of age, residents 
of Leominster for ten years (exceptions made by vote of managers). 
Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

Admission fee 

Income from investments 

Loans and mortgages . 

Rents 

Board at Home . 

Miscellaneous 



$1,971 
152 


80 
00 


1,667 
200 


12 
00 


2,095 

2,500 

322 


83 
00 
00 


197 


50 


200 


00 


$9,306 25 1 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Admission fee returned 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $694 


15 


871 


08 


401 


65 


294 


14 


122 


00 


383 


47 


. $2,766 


49 


. 2,600 


00 


. 3,939 


76 



$9,306 25 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,957.97; value of investments, $37,750. 



LEOMINSTER HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, Merriam Ave. 
(Incorporated' 1902.) 



Leominster. 



Francis A. Whitney, President; Patrick H. Killelea, Secretary; 
Edward R. Miller, M.D., Treasurer. 

The medical and surgical care of the sick and injured. 
Cash on hand, $3,765.81. 
Not in active operation. 



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Lexington. 

LEXINGTON HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Lexington. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Edward P. Nichols, President; E. M. Mulliken, Secretary; A. 
E. Locke, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain an institution as a home for aged 
people of both sexes. 

Cash on hand, $2,225.75. 

Not yet opened. 



LONGMEADOW. 
THE DOANE ORPHANAGE, 17 Main St., Longmeadow. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1907, 

Charles B. Holton, President; Vernor M. Schenck, Secretary; 
Robert F. Ehni, Treasurer; Mrs. Cornelia E. Blake, Superin- 
tendent. 

To provide a home for children of Protestant Christian parent- 
age, whose parents are unable to properly care for them. 

Xnmber aided during year, 45, viz., 2 paying, 24 partly pa3^ing, 
19 free. Number of beds, 26. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S49 47 

Subscriptions and donations 4,576 03 

On account of persons aided . 636 00 



S5,261 50 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Travelling expenses 
Pa\Tnent and interest on 

mortgage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. SI, 810 


11 


802 


68 


83 


75 


267 


50 


149 


15 


237 


98 


n 
. 1,725 


00 


161 


04 


. S5,237 


21 


24 


29 



S5,261 50 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,300; value of investments, $4,500. 



Lowell. 

THE BATTLES HOME, 15 Belmont St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Eev. A. St. John Chambre, D.D., President; Walter H. Howe, 
Secretary; Wm. T. Sheppard, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary C. Battles, 
Superintendent. 



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177 



Home for aged men, without conditions of age, creed, or resi- 
dence. Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 5. Number of beds, 5. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



S230 64 

510 00 

287 50 

40 40 

74 06 



$1,142 60 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$208 


00 


441 


54 


56 


62 


164 


42 


243 


75 


SI, 114 


33 


28 


27 


SI, 142 


60 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of investments, $1,000. 



CHILDREN'S HOME, Lowell. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Solon AV. Stevens, President; Edward W. Trull, Treasurer. 
Providing a temporary home for the care and support of minor 
children of all ages. 
No report. 



FAITH HOME, 249 Westford St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1884.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Eev. A. E. Dilts, President; Miss Mary E. Drew, Cleric; Mrs. 
Georgianna Foss, Treasurer and Matron. 

To provide a Christian home for orphans and neglected and desti- 
tute children. 

Number aided during year, 14, viz., 9 partly paying, 5 free. 
Number of beds, 13. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S13 24 

Subscriptions and donations 582 07 

Bequests .... 350 00 

On account of persons aided . 663 36 



SI, 608 67 



Cr. 

Pro\'isions and supplies . $1,254 37 

Repairs and improvements . 35 36 

Clothing, etc. . . . 263 94 

Heating and lighting . . 48 89 



Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



SI, 602 56 
6 11 

S1.60S 67 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE LADIES' GMELOOS CHASODEM ASSOCIATION, 63 Howard St., Lowell. 

(Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 1, 1908. 

Salem Goldenberg, President; David Siskind, Secretary; Winnie 
Horlink, Treasurer. 

To loan money to the poor without interest. 
Number aided during year, 45. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 

Dues 

Loans repaid 

Entertainments 



$439 63 

59 14 

400 75 

35 82 


Cr. 
Rent 

Printing and postage . 
Loaned 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


$7 50 

9 00 

417 00 

6 37 




$439 87 
495 47 


$935 34 


$935 34 



THE LADIES' HELPING HAND SOCIETY, 8 Mclntyre St., Lowell. (Incorpo- 
rated 1904.) 

Report for j-ear ending June 30, 1908. 

Mrs. Minnie Bernstein, President; Mrs. Bertha G. Paresky, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Minnie Harris, Treasurer. 

To relieve the sick, and for general charitable purposes. 
Number aided during year, 40. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 

Dues 

Entertainments . 



$400 00 

30 57 

75 00 

102 57 



$608 14 



Cr. 

Printing and postage 
Relief given 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$5 50 
185 07 



$190 57 
417 57 

$608 14 



Value of investments, $400. 



LOWELL DAY NURSERY ASSOCIATION, 64 Kirk St. and 57 First St., Lowell. 

(Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending Februarj^ 28, 1908. 

Rev. L. C. Manchester, President; Albert L. Bacheller, Secre- 
tary; James Gilbert Hill, Treasurer; Maria E. Morse and Flora 
E. Brawn, Matrons. 

Temporary home for children. Care by the day of young chil- 
dren of working mothers. Charge of ten cents each, or twenty-five 
cents for three, when able to pay. 

Number aided during year, not stated. Number of cribs, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 2 men, 8 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 179 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


S64 78 


Salaries and wages 


$2,205 79 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,046 25 


Pro\nsions and supplies 


1,300 89 


On account of persons aided . 


1,005 63 


Repairs and improvements . 


95 80 


Income from investments . 


382 98 


Heating and lighting . 


258 23 


Miscellaneous 


2,202 07 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


536 60 




84,397 31 






Cash on hand 


304 40 




84,701 71 


84,701 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,527.25; value of other property, $10,500, viz., investments, 
$10,000; furniture, $500. 



LOWELL DISPENSARY, 18 Shattuck St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1836.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Charles H. Hobson, President; Edward B. Carney, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

To furnish medicines and other needful articles and medical 
advice and relief to the sick poor of the city of Lowell. 

Xot active as a dispensary, but the income of $15,000, held in 
trust by the Lowell General Hospital for the corporation, is used 
for dispensary purposes. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 


S120 00 
8 50 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 


86 00 
2 50 




S8 50 
120 00 




$128 50 


S128 50 



Value of investments, $3,478.80. 



THE LOWELL GENERAL HOSPITAL, Varnum Ave., Lowell. (Incorporated 

1891.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Jacob Eogers, President; William T. Sheppard, Secretary; John 
F. Sawyer, Treasurer; Sara A. Bowen, Superintendent. 

Treatment of persons needing medical and surgical attendance 
during temporary sickness or injury. 

Xumber aided during year, 882, viz., 356 pa}dng, 391 partly 
paying, 135 free. Number of beds, 66. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 8 men, 12 women. 



ISO 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . S9,268 49 

Subscriptions and donations 8,395 43 

Bequests .... 800 00 

On account of persons aided . 15,776 66 

Income from investments . 12,395 08 

Miscellaneous . . . 108 50 



$46,744 16 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Construction 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Furniture and equipment 
Insurance 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. 88,931 


14 


12,183 


13 


. 1,586 


02 


4,422 


92 


5,839 


56 


. 4,965 


18 


264 


21 


914 


85 


. 1,048 


13 


. 1,608 


58 


. S41,763 


72 


. 4,980 


44 


S46,744 


16 



A alue of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$120,000; value of inyestments, $241,622.10. 



THE LOWELL HUMANE SOCIETY, 71 Central St., Lowell. (Incorporated 

1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Frederick P. Marble, President; Mrs. George F. Eichardson, 
Secretary; Miss Mary Nesmith, Treasurer; C. F. Eichardson, 
Agent. 

For the protection of children and dumb animals. 

Xumber of children aided during year, 312. Xumber of animals 
cared for during year, 3,301. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Fines 



Cr. 



S343 75 
419 00 
485 13 
103 50 


Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Printing and postage . 

Telephone 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


. S1,02S 00 
60 00 
52 10 

50 59 
48 84 




. Sl,239 53 

111 85 


81,351 38 


81,351 38 



A^alue of investments. $11,500. 



OLD LADIES' HOME, 520 Fletcher St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1867.) 
Report for year ending October 13, 1907. 

Mrs. Caroline A. Eichardson, President; Mrs. Sarah T. Young, 
Secretary; James E. Gibson, Treasurer; Martha E. Mills, Matron. 

Home for single Protestant women at least sixty-five years of 
age, residents of Lowell for five years. Admission, $200, and con- 
veyance of property to Home. 

dumber aided during year, 43. Xumber of beds, 43. 

Nimiber of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 2 men, 6 women. 



Part II, 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



181 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,315 59 

Subscriptions and donations 374 90 

Bequests .... 700 00 

On account of persons aided . 2,205 00 

Income from investments . 4,458 90 

Miscellaneous . . . 500 00 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
I Investments during year 
Cash on hand . ' . 



$9,554 39 



. .S2,141 


14 


. 3,261 


63 


227 


98 


. 1,083 


43 


12 


60 


374 


40 


. 87,101 


18 


. 1.500 


00 


953 


21 



.554 39 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$51,150; value of investments, $97,224.51. 

ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL, Bartlett and High Sts., Lowell. (Incorporated 1867.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Sister Agnes Sheehan, President; Sister Teresa Ulrich, Secre- 
tary; Sister Martina Tragessor, Treasurer; Sister Raphael Jones, 
Sister Superior. 

Care of the sick, irrespective of creed, color, age, nationality, or 
residence. Insane persons, inebriates, and persons suffering from 
contagious diseases not usually admitted. 

Xumber aided during year, 764, viz., 419 paying, 220 partly 
paying, 125 free. Number of beds, 64. 

Number of paid oflBcers or emplo3^ees, 17, viz., 5 men, 12 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S377 41 

Subscriptions and donations 366 01 

On account of persons aided . 13,642 27 

City, town, and State patients 1,709 17 

Proceeds from bazaar . . 7,152 21 

Receipts from pharmacy, etc. 939 65 

Special nursing . .' 371 28 



$24,558 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Part mortgage paid off 
Interest on mortgage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,646 


60 


9,460 


32 


1,049 


94 


. 2,251 


43 


. 2,575 


28 


235 


21 


4,000 


00 


1,053 


90 


112 


56 


. $24,385 


24 


172 


76 



$24,558 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$75,000. 



ST. PATRICK'S HOME OF LOWELL, Cross St., Lowell, rincorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Most Rev. William H. O'Connell, President; Rev. John J. Mc- 
Hugh, Secretary; Rev. William O'Brien, Treasurer. 

Home for young working girls and old ladies, without distinction 
of creed, color, or nationality. 



182 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Xumber aided during year, 364, viz., 130 paying, 109 partly 
paying, 125 free. Number of beds, 74. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 1 man, 13 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
On account of persons aided 



Cr. 



S77 63 
10,140 70 


Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supphes 
Repairs and improveme 
Heating, hghting, and w 

tax . . . 
Insurance . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


. Sl,325 00 
. 5,906 28 

Qts . 1,035 50 

ater 

. 1,216 58 
212 50 




. S9,695 86 
522 47 


S10,218 33 


810,218 33 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of furniture, $3,500. 



SHELTERING ARMS SOCIETY, 15-17 Lawson St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Mrs. Almira Sturdeyvant, President; Mrs. F. Kinney, Secretary; 
Mrs. F. S. Kennison, Treasurer. 

Eescue work, and temporary shelter for elderly women and 
children without a home. 

No report. 



THE THEODORE EDSON ORPHANAGE, 13 Anne St., Lowell. (Incorporated 

1885.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1908. 

Eev. A. St. John Chambre, President; Charles W. Eaton, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer; Miss C. E. Newcomb, Matron. 

To maintain and educate orphan boys, and to provide them with 
comfortable Christian homes. 

Xumber aided during year, 11. Xumber of beds, 24. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S45 51 

Subscriptions and donations 896 91 

Income from investments . 500 18 

Withdrawn from bank . 311 43 



SI, 754 03 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\asions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S730 50 
668 10 

40 11 
213 08 

65 32 



SI, 



■17 11 
36 92 



SI, 754 03 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, $14,450.13. 



Part II, 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



183 



TRUSTEES OF THE AYER HOME, 159 Pawtucket St., Lowell. (Incorporated 

1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Jacob Rogers, President; Charles F. Young, Secretary; Moses 
G. Parker, Treasurer; Mrs. E. J. Tarr, Matron. 

Care of children, not diseased, vicious, or criminal, of four years 
of age and upwards. 

Number aided during year, 135. Number of beds, 118. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 1 man, 15 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand SI 40 90 

Subscriptions and donations 106,374 68 
Income from investments . 10,141 42 
On account of mortgage note 5,000 00 
Miscellaneous . . . 50 54 



8121,707 54 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro^^sions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Taxes, insurance, and water 
Clothing and shoes 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. 83,329 


69 


. 3,508 


17 


. 6,597 


79 


665 


43 


r 149 


46 


334 


70 


607 


95 


. 815,193 


19 


. 103,771 


25 


. 2,743 


10 



8121,707 54 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,200; value of investments, $264,123.85. 



Lyxx. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF LYNN, Lee Hall, 10 City Hall Sq., Lynn. (In- 
corporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

Rev. Ernest J. Dennen, President; Mrs. "Warren M. Breed, Secre- 
tary; Fred Miller, Treasurer; Miss Lotta S. Rand, General Sec- 
retary. 

To promote charitable cooperation, secure knowledge of the con- 
dition and needs of applicants for relief, procure employment or 
assistance, prevent begging and spread of pauperism, maintain dis- 
trict nurse, stamp savings society, employment bureau, day nurs- 
ery, etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 567. Number of 
beds in day nursery, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



Dr. 




( 


Cash on hand 


816 33 


Salaries and wages 


Subscriptions 


3,0.50 60 


Rent 


Bequests . 


800 00 


Loans paid 


Interest on deposits 


7 63 


Miscellaneous 


Day nursery fees 


241 06 


Total expenses 
Cash on hand 




$4,115 62 





Cr. 



82.085 51 

430 00 

200 00 

577 22 

S3,292 73 
822 89 

$4,115 62 



184 



STATE BOARD OF CHAmTY. [P. D. 17. 



BOYS' CLUB OF LYNN, 169 Liberty St., Lynn. (Incorporated 1904.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

George R. Beardsall, President; Mrs. A. Louise Collins, Secre- 
tary; W. E. C. Stephenson, Treasurer; Edwin N. Northrop, Super- 
intendent. 

To promote, among boys and young men in Lynn and vicinity, 
temperance, morality, and right living, by the establishment and 
maintenance of places for reading rooms, libraries, social meet- 
ings, etc. 

Number aided during year, 320. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

Income from investments 

Loans 

Charity ball 

Miscellaneous 



$56 


17 


1,357 


55 


8,322 


45 


30 


00 


200 


00 


1,143 


35 


38 


93 


.$11,148 45 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting 
Printing, postage, and tele- 
phone 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$1,409 60 
296 06 

288 68 

113 49 
650 96 



$2,758 79 

8,322 45 

67 21 

$11,148 45 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
^,500; value of investments, $1,300. 



ELIZA J. HAHN HOME FOR AGED COUPLES, LYNN. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Henry A. Pevear, President; William S. Burrill, Secretary; 
Eugene B. Eraser, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for aged couples and others. 
Not yet opened. 



EMERGENCY HOSPITAL, INCORPORATED, 42 High St. and 5 and 7 Oxford 
St., Lynn. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for j^ear ending December 31, 1907. 

James A. Keown, M.D., President; Katherine B. MacAdam, 
Secretary; Mary E. Keown, Treasurer. 

To give medical and surgical service; substituting, as far as 
possible, cooperation for charity. 

Number aided during year, 646, viz., 16 paying, 430 partly 
paying, 200 free. Number of beds, 5. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



185 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


S21 42 


On account of persons aided 


430 55 


Income from investments 


804 07 


Sale of drugs 


914 78 


Loans 


240 06 


Miscellaneous 


68 83 



$2,479 71 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
ProxHsions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating, lighting, and tele- 
phone 
Printing and postage . 
Taxes and water rates 
Interest and insurance 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S501 


33 


611 


33 


294 


60 


292 


41 


227 


15 


4 


25 


140 


06 


234 


86 


162 


99 


. $2,468 98 


10 


73 



$2,479 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $5,000. 



THE JEWISH ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF LYNN, Lynn. (Incorporated 

1907.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1908. 

Harris Goldman, President; Alexander Lipman, Secretary; 
Isaac Jacobson, Treasurer. 

To relieve the poor and the sick among our co-religionists of this 
city, and to aid in alleviating all sorts of suffering. 

Xumber aided during year, 100. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 



S230 01 
519 26 


Pro\'isions and supplies 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


. .S202 53 

34 87 

314 10 




. S551 50 
197 77 


$749 27 


S749 27 



THE LYNN HEBREW LADIES' HELPING HAND SOCIETY, Lynn. (Incorpo- 
rated 1907.) 

Sarah Stryer, President; Sarah Margolis, Treasurer. 
Engaging in charitable work among members of the Hebrew 
race in Lynn in said Commonwealth. 
Xo report. 



LYNN HOME FOR AGED MEN, corner Forest and Grove Sts., Lynn. 
(Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

James P. ^lartin, President; William S. Burrill, Secretary; 
Eugene B. Eraser, Treasurer; Mrs. M. L. Philbrick, Matron. 
Home for aged men in needy circumstances. 
Number aided during 3^ear, 3. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



186 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Interest on deposits 
House furnishings 



S5,420 


98 


1,000 


00 


21,706 


80 


950 


00 


2,032 


26 


8 


44 


225 


00 


S31,343 


48 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing and postage . 
House furnishings 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. S183 


00 


483 


99 


969 


36 


47 


50 


. 1,049 


67 


79 


50 


. S2,813 


02 


. 27.797 


72 


732 


74 



S31,343 48 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposeSj 
$5,350; value of investments, $32,397.72. 



LYNN HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 197 North Common St., Lsmn. (Incorpo- 
rated 1874.) 

Report for year ending October 9, 1907. 

James S. Xewhall, President; Isabel M. Breed, Secretary; Wil- 
liam 0. Xewhall, Treasurer; Mrs. Harriet M. Walsh, Superin- 
tendent. 

Home for worthy Protestant women of American birth, at least 
sixty-five jeaTS of age, residents of Lynn for ten years. Admission 
fee, $200. 

Number aided during jeav, 21. Xumber of beds, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


S296 67 


Salaries and wages 


Sl,492 36 


Subscriptions and donations 


754 15 


ProA-isions and supphes 


1,443 59 


Bequests . 


3,100 00 


Repairs and improvements 


452 00 


Admission fees . 


600 00 


Return of admission fee 


100 00 


Income from investments 


2,435 90 


Heating and lighting . 


430 21 


Bond matured . 


1,000 00 


Printing, postage, and sta- 




Notes paid 


2,700 00 


tionery . . . . 


42 48 


Rent of bam 


52 00 


Miscellaneous 


74 58 


Miscellaneous 


7 74 






Total expenses 


S4,035 22 






Investments during year 


6,760 00 






Cash on hand . ' . 


151 24 




S10,946 46 


$10,946 46 



Value of propert}^ owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$22,000: value of investments, $59,582.16. 



LYNN HOME FOR YOUNG WOMEN, LYNN. (Incorporated 1906.) 

'Mary A. Goldsmith, President; Sarah F. Smith, Treasurer. 
The establishment and maintenance of reading and rest rooms 
and a home for working girls. 
^N'ot yet in operation. 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



187 



LYNN HOSPITAL, 212 Boston St., Lynn. (Incorporated 1880.) 
Luther S. Johnson, President; Howard Mudge Newhall, Cleric; 
Walter E. Symonds, Treasurer; Chauncey C. Sheldon, M.D., Super- 
intendent. 

To establish and maintam in the city of Lynn a hospital to fur- 
nish medical and surgical treatment for persons in need of such 
treatment. 
No report. 

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 53 Neptune St., Lynn. (Incorpo- 
rated 1907.) 

Report for year ending May 26, 1908. 

George C. Warren, President; , Secretary; J. E. 

Young, Treasurer; Mrs. Grace W. Gregg, Matron. 

To maintain centres of Christian influence by means of settle- 
ment houses, kindergartens, day nurseries, district nursing, dis- 
pensaries, Sunday schools, and religious services. 

Number aided during year, 405, viz., 103 paying, 45 partly 
paying, 257 free. Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 boy, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $6,073 19 
On account of persons aided . 1,462 56 



$7,535 75 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
P^o^'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $500 


00 


. 1,500 


00 


. 4,251 


04 


350 00 


50 


00 


635 


56 


. $7,286 


60 


249 


15 



$7,535 75 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000. 



UNION HOSPITAL, Linwood Road, Lynn. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for j-ear ending June 10, 1908. 

Dr. Charles E. Jenkins, President; Dr. Eugene M. Dolloff, Sec- 
retary; Dr. S. Manning Perkins, Treasurer; Dr. Melvin A. Har- 
mon, Superintendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of the sick, and doing all the 
charitable work the public will support. 

Number aided during year, 574, viz., 556 paying, 5 partly pay- 
ing, 13 free. Number of beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 1 man, 22 women. 



188 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . $2,040 13 


Salaries and wages 


$5,615 63 


Subscriptions and donations 300 00 


Pro\'isions and supplies 


4,511 01 


On account of person.s aided . 14,959 98 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,122 95 


Sales . . . . 175 50 


Repairs and improvements . 


408 05 


Reimbursements and sale of 


Interest . . . . 


200 00 


surgical supphes . . 241 34 


Heating and Hghting . 
Surgical supplies 


1,608 42 




904 99 




Furnisliings and merchan- 






dise . . . . 
Total expenses 


2,203 49 




$16,694 54 




Cash on hand 


1,022 41 


$17,716 95 


$17,716 95 



Malden. 

THE ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF MALDEN, 19 Ferry St., Maiden. (In- 
corporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Costello C. Converse, President; Clarence A. Perkins, Secretary; 
Frank E. Sircom, Treasurer; Mrs. Edith S. McDonald, General 
Secretary. 

For the purpose of securing the concurrent and harmonious ac- 
tion of the different charities of Maiden, and cooperating with them 
in the general work of assisting the needy and unfortunate. 

Number of families aided during year, 229. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 



S308 45 

1,164 73 

10 47 



SI, 483 65 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing and postage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,020 67 

42 10 

97 42 

$1,160 19 

323 46 

$1,483 65 



THE MALDEN BOYS' INDUSTRIAL CLUB, 108 Ferry St., Maiden. (Incorpo- 
rated 1903.) 

Report for yea,T ending October 14, 1907. 

G. Louis Eichards, President; Harvey L. Thompson, Secretary; 
Harold L. Bond, Treasurer; Hiram J. Wallace, Superintendent. 

A reading room and gymnasium for boys; classes in cobbling, 
carpentry, cane-seating, basket- weaving, etc. 

dumber aided during year, 427. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 6 men, 3 women. 



Part II. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



189 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $36 27 

Subscriptions and donations 2,900 65 

Miscellaneous . . . 222 82 



$3,159 74 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Rent . 

Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,320 00 

900 00 

71 90 

35 67 

737 61 

$3,065 18 
94 56 

$3,159 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$300. 

MALDEN HOME FOR AGED PERSONS, 526-528 Main St., Maiden. (Incorpo- 
rated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Joshua H. Millett^ President; William D. Hawley, Secretary; 
James 0. Otis, Treasurer; Mrs. Louise C. Cummings, Matron. 

Home for Protestants of American parentage, at least sixty-five 
years of age, residents of Maiden for ten years. Admission fee, 
$275. 

Number aided during year, 22. Number of beds, 33. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Fairs, sales, etc. 
Sale of securities 
Transfer from funds . 
Miscellaneous 



$805 


94 


969 


01 


170 


00 


2,228 


55 


1,140 


00 


5,395 


00 


1,424 


00 


35 


32 


$12,167 


82 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent of telephone 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest and taxes 
Water and sewer rates 
Mortgage paid off 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,868 90 


. 2,334 


46 


433 


30 


31 


05 


755 


99 


129 


86 


106 


80 


88 37 


. 5,000 


00 


72 


50 


. $10,821 


23 


545 


00 


801 


59 



$12,167 82 



A^alue of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$52,000; value of investments, $45,326.50. 



MALDEN HOSPITAL, Hospital Road, Maiden. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Arthur K. Wellman, President; Harry Hudson Barrett, Cleric; 
John M. Corbett, Treasurer; Alice M. Hodgson, Superintendent. 

Care of the sick and injured, without conditions of age, sex, color, 
nationality, creed, or residence, — insane, incurable, venereal, and 
contagious diseases excepted. 



190 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Xuinber aided during year, T30, viz., 238 paving, B-M partly 
paying, 148 free. Ximiber of beds, T2. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 36, viz., 4 men, 32 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sale of hospital supplies 
Sale of real estate 
On mortgage notes 
Miscellaneous 



S2,396 40 

2,580 85 

15,021 81 

12,321 49 

148 85 

1.552 42 

9,600 00 

273 55 



$43,895 3'; 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro^^sions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvement- 
Heating and Ughting . 
Printing and postage . 
Telephone ser\-ice 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. .S8,041 


67 


. 10.011 


42 


. 3,857 


85 


. 1,654 


32 


. 3,977 


1 1 


208 


70 


106 


76 


. 2,817 


75 


. 830,676 


24 


. 5,068 


75 


. 8,150 38 



S43,895 3: 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$95,000: value of investments, $232,658.64. 

MALDEN INDUSTRIAL AID SOCIETY, 21 Ferry St., Maiden. (Incorporated 

1883.) 

Pteport for year ending August 31, 1908. 

E. F. Bickford, President; Miss L. May Lord, Secretary; Walter 
E. Piper, Treasurer; Miss Mary H. Sharpe, Superintendent. 

Belief of needy poor of Maiden, including day nursery and dis- 
trict nursing. 

Xumber aided during year, 165, viz., 87 partly paying, 78 free. 
Xumber of beds, 12. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Xurserj- fees 
Income from investments 



S258 65 

1.354 20 

295 80 

1,384 84 



S3,293 49 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $1,439 01 

ProAisions and supphes . 1,378 40 

Repairs and improvements . 38 05 

Printing and postage . . 24 19 

Simdni- reUef ... 192 92 

Total expenses . . $3,072 57 

Cash on hand ... 220 92 

S3,293 49 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
825,500; value of investments, $33,802.13. 



THE MONDAY CLUB OF MALDEN, 2 Marcus Terrace, Maiden. 

rated 1906.) 



rincorpo- 



Report for year ending May 1, 1908. 

Miss Bertha Hadaway, President; Mrs. Ella Eldredge, Secretary; 
Miss Edna M. TVliittemore, Treasurer. 

To help the deserving poor of Maiden, and to maintain an in- 
dustrial school for girls. 



PartIL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



191 



Number aided during year, 80. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Membership dues 
Miscellaneous 



$231 05 

390 92 

47 00 

21 97 



$690 94 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $210 20 

Provisions and supplies . 11 97 

Rent . . . . 200 00 

Printing and postage . . 20 20 

Miscellaneous . . . 30 67 

Total expenses . . $473 04 

Cash on hand ... 217 90 

$690 94 



YOUNG MEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION OF MALDEN, Maiden. (Incorpo- 
rated 1907.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1908. 

iMeyer Moore, President; Philip Feinberg, Secretary; Myer H. 
Slobodkin, Treasurer. 

To alleviate the condition of our Hebrew brethren by forming 
a more perfect union of their interests, and in other ways. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 

Dues 

Miscellaneous 



$273 28 
130 60 

98 58 



$502 46 



Cr. 

Charity 

Chelsea relief 

Rent 

Printing and postage 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$53 20 
93 00 
40 20 
50 00 

123 95 



$360 35 
142 11 



$502 46 



Marblehead. 

MARBLEHEAD FEMALE HUMANE SOCIETY, Marblehead. (Incorporated 

1845.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Eliza S. Graves, President; Mrs. Mary L. Goldthwaite, 
Secretary; Miss Elizabeth B. Brown, Treasurer. 
To help the aged and infirm poor. 
Number aided during year, 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Assessments 



I Cr. 

$14 40 I Paid to beneficiaries 
94 70 ! Premium on bond 



165 14 
150 00 



$424 24 



Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$378 00 

20 00 

5 00 



$403 00 
21 24 

$424 24 



Value of investments, $4,685.96. 



192 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Marlborough. 

MARLBOROUGH HOSPITAL, Hildreth St., Marlborough. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1908. 

Dr. C. T. Warner, President; R. H. Beaudreau, Secretary; F. L. 
Claflin, Treasurer; Miss Minnie 0. Robbins, Matron. 

To establish and maintain a hospital for medical and surgical 
treatment during temporary sickness or injury. 

Number aided during year, 350, viz., 324 paying, 7 partly pay- 
ing, 19 free. Number of beds, 23. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$4,899 02 


1,583 


80 


25 


00 


6,439 


56 


210 


84 


784 


77 


$13,942 99 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $4,039 52 
. 2,172 35 


311 


33 


243 


15 


769 


63 


49 


09 


225 


44 


. $7,810 
. 6,132 


51 

48 



$13,942 99 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,000; value of investments, $5,000. 

Medfoed. 

MEDFORD HOME FOR AGED MEN AND WOMEN, 66 South St., Medford. 

(Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending February 29, 1908. 

Mrs. M. Susan Goodale, President; Mrs. Mary H. Hayes, Secre- 
tary; Joseph A. Chapin, Treasurer; Miss Myra T. Leavitt, Matron. 

Home for aged men and women, residents of Medford for ten 
years. 

Entrance fee, $200 for single persons, $300 for couples. 

Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$1,262 13 

904 47 

63 19 

1,724 82 



$3,954 61 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating 

Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $656 


42 


743 


53 


92 


01 


207 


26 


9 


28 


986 


68 


. $2,695 


18 


. 1,259 


43 



$3,954 61 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



193 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,250; value of investments, $1,602. 

MEDFORD VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION, Medford. (Incorporated 1907.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Mrs. A. D. Saxe, President; Mrs. J. Mott Hallowell, Secretary; 
George W. Green, Treasurer. 

Maintenance of a nurse for emergency calls among the poor and 
others. 

Number aided during year, 93, viz., 49 paying, 13 partly paying, 
31 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. • 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S9 32 

Subscriptions and donations 763 43 

On account of persons aided . 121 05 

Income from investments . 34 88 

Entertainment . . . 444 61 



Sl,373 29 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Drugs and medicines . 
Rent 

Printing and postage . 
Expenses of nurse 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j^ear 
Cash on hand 



S891 


50 


82 


54 


108 


00 


116 


45 


56 


24 


17 


35 


. Sl,272 


08 


34 


88 


66 


33 



$1,373 29 



Value of investments, $1,023.49. 

THE SARAH FULLER HOME FOR LITTLE DEAF CHILDREN, Woburn St., 
West Medford. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

Elizabeth B. Wheelwright, President; Sarah W. Hallowell, Sec- 
retary; N. P. Hallowell, Treasurer; Eliza L. Clark, Superintendent. 
Home and instruction for little deaf children, 
Xumber aided during year, 14. Xumber of beds, 12. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneoiis 



Cr. 

S6,976 26 Salaries and wages . . $3,219 31 

2,209 50 ProA-isions and supplies . 2,020 93 

2,561 42 Repairs and improvements . 438 03 

2,439 72 Printing and postage . . 42 75 

183 57 I Miscellaneous ... 142 23 

I Total expenses . . S5,863 25 

Cash on hand . . 8,507 22 

814,370 47 , S14,370 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,400; value of other property, $57,260, viz., investments, $56,260; 
furniture, $1,000. 



194 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



TRUSTEES OF THE MEDFORD SCHOLARSHIP OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 
Medford. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Eosewell B. Lawrence, President; Samuel C. Lawrence, Treas- 
urer. 

Assisting Medford students in attending Harvard University. 
First year not completed. 



YOUNG MEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION OF MEDFORD, Medford. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

A. Freedman, President; Abram Weinberg, Treasurer. 
Benevolent, charitable, and social purposes. 
No report. 

Melrose. 

MELROSE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, 75 Myrtle St., Melrose. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending October 24, 1907. 

Moses S. Page, President; Ellen T. Brown, Secretary; Decius 
Beebe, Treasurer; Marian B. Dibblee, Superintendent. 

Hospital for sick and disabled persons of both sexes. 

Number aided during year, 201, viz., 101 paying, 36 partly pay- 
ing, 64 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, not stated. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $276 57 

Subscriptions and donations 1,689 03 

On account of persons aided . 5,566 73 

Ser\dces of nurses . . 1,247 35 

City appropriation . . 1,010 32 

Miscellaneovis . . . 101 57 



$9,891 57 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$3,519 42 

4,666 69 

898 06 

184 61 

$9,268 78 
622 79 

$9,891 57 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,000; value of other property, $22,945.77, viz., investments, $21,- 
204.62; free bed fund, $1,741.15. 



Methuen. 

HENRY C. NEVINS HOME FOR THE AGED AND INCURABLE, Broadway, 
Methuen. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1908. 

Ida Mason, President; Edgar Gilbert, Secretary; G. W. Tenney, 
Treasurer; Miss Margaret Young, Matron. 

A home for aged and indigent men and women at least sixty-five 



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195 



years of age, residents of Essex Count}" for five years, and also for 
indigent persons of whatever age afflicted with incurable diseases. 

Xumber aided during year, 30. Number of beds, 42. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 2 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . $173 85 

On account of persons aided . 4,701 00 

From trustees . . 7,250 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 340 02 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
ProN-isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Ughtiug . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j-ear 
Cash on hand 



. $2,780 50 


. 2,631 


63 


953 


36 


. 1,145 


65 


37 


44 


1,124 


26 


. S8,672 84 


. 2,981 


00 


811 


63 



812,465 4< 



$12,465 47 



MiDDLEBOROUGH. 

MONTGOMERY HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, 59 Everett St., Middleborough. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

David G. Pratt, President; Mary B. Glidden, Secretary; Harriet 
M. S. "Washburn, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for destitute worthy aged people. 
Not yet opened. 

MiLFOED. 
HOME FOR THE AGED AT MILFCRD, Milford. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Clifford A. Cook, President; C. A. Sumner, Secretary; W. A. 
Westcott, Treasurer. 

Cash on hand, $4,934.14. 
Not yet opened. 



MILFORD HOSPITAL, corner Main and Prospect Sts., Milford. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1908. 

G. B. Williams, President; J. F. Hickey, Secretary; Orlando 
Aver}^, Treasurer; ^liss H. F. Seavey, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of sick and disabled persons. Includes train- 
ing school for nurses. 

Number aided during year, 270, viz., 251 paying, 16 partly pay- 
ing, 3 free. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 1 man, 22 women. 



196 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $5,751 41 

Subscriptions and donations 3,644 47 

Bequests .... 600 00 

On account of persons aided . 6,633 57 

Income from investments . 874 35 

Field day and fair . 3,552 46 



$21,056 26 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Drugs, medicines, and surgi 

cal suppUes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j'ear 
Cash on hand 



. $4,382 
. 3,469 


46 
63 


946 36 

653 38 

. 1,584 38 

1,302 50 


. $12,338 
. 3,171 
. 5,545 


71 
S3 
72 



$21,056 26 



Yalue of property o^vned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$59,800; value of investments, $18,924.33. 



MiLLBURY. 

ST. JOSEPH'S INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR BOYS, Park Hill, Millbury. (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Et. Eev. Thomas Griffin, President; Thomas A. Dowd, Secre- 
tary; William E. Montgomery, Treasurer; Brother Christopher, 
Superintendent. 

Education of homeless and neglected boys of all denominations. 

Number aided during year, 136, viz., 50 paying, 41 partly pay- 
ing, 45 free. Number of beds, 75. 

Number of paid officers or emplo3Tes, 8 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Borrowed from bank . 
Sale of milk 
Printing, bookbinding, etc. . 



$493 


71 


1,028 


78 


4,125 


06 


2,000 


00 


5,254 


66 


1,265 


39 


$14,167 


60 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Laundry . 

Heating and lighting . 
Cattle and farm supplies 
Interest and insurance 
Printing supphes, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,514 


09 


. 3,289 


40 


. 2,732 


45 


337 


00 


572 


88 


. 3,684 


82 


601 


80 


775 


42 


659 


47 


. $14,167 


33 




27 



$14,167 60 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$18,000. 

Milton. 

LEOPOLD MORSE HOME FOR INFIRM HEBREWS, AND ORPHANAGE, 

Blue Hills Parkway, Milton. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending May 12, 1908. 

Ferdinand Strauss, President; Jacob M. Spitz, Secretary; Jo- 
seph M. Herman, Treasurer; Rev. Solomon Schindler, Superin- 
tendent. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



197 



Home for Hebrews over sixty years of age, residents of Boston 
for more than fifteen years; and for orphans whose parents have 
resided in Boston three years. 

Number aided during year, 90, viz., 4 partly paying, 86 free. 
Number of beds, 80. 

Number of paid ofiicers or employees, 12, viz., 4 men, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Boylston Educational Fund 
Federation of Jewish Chari- 
ties 
Payment of mortgage 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$1,940 61 


Salaries and wages 


. $4,272 78 


4,745 GO 


Provisions and supphes 


. 5,812 27 


1,000 00 


Repairs and improvements 


890 62 


504 00 


Heating and lighting . 


. 1,105 68 


1,509 45 


Printing and postage . 


80 50 


496 00 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


154 09 


7,000 00 


. $12,315 94 


5,000 00 


Investments during year 


. 5,475 00 


115 00 


Cash on hand 


. 4,519 12 


$22,310 06 


$22,310 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$59,178.58; value of investments, $34,714.12. 



THE MILTON CONVALESCENT HOME, Edgehill Road, East Milton. (In- 
corporated 1903.) 

Report for 3'ear ending December 31, 1907. 

Eev. Eoderick Stebbins, President; Miss M. L. Richardson, Sec- 
retary; Miss Helen L. Jaques, Treasurer; Miss E. J. O'Brien, 
Matron. 

For women and children, convalescent or debilitated; no con- 
sumptives received ; no discrimination as to color or religion ; those 
pay board who can do so. 

Number aided during year, 335, viz., 32 paying, 20 partly pay- 
ing, 283 free. Number of beds, 23. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . $152 55 

Subscriptions and donations 6,331 75 

On account of persons aided . 581 66 

Income from investments . 65 25 



$7,131 21 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Telephone 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Water 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $2,582 


84 


. 2,238 


82 


139 


50 


282 


05 


60 


29 


946 


77 


76 


72 


137 


40 


161 


51 


. $6,625 


90 


505 


31 



$7,131 21 



Value of investments, $1,600. 



198 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



SWIFT CHARITY, Milton. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Amor L. Hollingsworth, President; Samuel Gannett, Secretary; 
Spencer W. Richardson, Treasurer. 

For the aid of deserving persons in the town of Milton, including 
the lending of money on mortgages at low rates of interest to poor 
women. 

Xumber aided during year, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 



$1,206 40 
808 83 



$2,015 23 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Charity 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$30 00 

315 00 

10 00 



$355 00 

1,100 00 

560 23 

$2,015 23 



Value of investments, $18,210.28. 



Montague. 

the farren memorial hospital of montague city, mass., mon- 
tague. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Sister Mary Car- 
mel. Secretary; Catherine Horan, Treasurer; Sister M. Agatha, 
Superior. 

Treatment of curable medical and surgical cases. 

Number aided during year, 206, viz., 186 paying, 12 partly pay- 
ing, 8 free. Number of beds, 28. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 28, viz., 4 men, 24 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $100 00 

Subscriptions and donations 833 00 

On account of persons aided . 9,138 31 



$10,071 31 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,720 00 

. 6,586 97 

815 21 


338 


22 


521 


20 


40 


12 


. $10,021 
49 


72 
59 



$10,071 31 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000. 



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199 



Nantucket. 

CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY OF NANTUCKET, Nantucket. (Incorporated 

1894.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

Mrs. Catherine Starbuck, President; Miss M. Frances Devlan, 
Secretary; Mrs. Annie S. Wait, Treasurer. 
Care of indigent children. 



Number aided during year, 3. 

Dr. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 



Care of children 
Total expenses 



Cr. 



S162 20 
43 52 
100 00 
224 80 I Cash on hand 



S530 52 



S334 35 

S334 35 
196 17 

S530 52 



Value of investments, $5,700. 

HELPING HAND SOCIETY, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mary A. Simpson, President and Treasurer; Virginia L. Adams, 
Secretary. 

To help the worthy poor of all classes. 
Number aided during year, 6. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



S260 51 
4 08 



$264 59 



Cr. 

ProA-isions and supplies 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S20 35 



$20 35 
244 24 



$264 59 



LADIES' HOWARD SOCIETY OF NANTUCKET, Nantucket. (Incorporated 

1846.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Judith J. Fish, President; Anna C. Rule, Secretary; Lucretia 
E. Cartwright, Treasurer. 
To assist the needy. 
Number aided during year, 9. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . S27 70 

Subscriptions and donations 18 00 

Income from investments . 78 05 

Investments withdrawn . 70 00 



S193 81 



Aid given . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



S177 


24 
75 


S177 
15 


99 

82 



$193 81 



Value of investments, $1,900. 



200 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE RELIEF ASSOCIATION, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1874.) 
Report for j-ear ending January 20, 1908. 

Mrs. Maria T. Swain, President; Miss Phebe W. Bunker, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Annie C. Brock, Treasurer. 

To keep worthy aged poor from the town almshouse. 
Number aided during year, 19. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . $245 10 

Subscriptions and donations 181 50 

Bequests . . . . 100 00 

Income from investments . 725 40 



Cr. 
Payments in aid . . $1,081 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 19 40 



Total expenses . . $1,100 40 

Cash on hand . . . 151 60 



$1,252 00 



$1,252 00 

Value of investments, $18,393.87. 



THE UNION BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1883.) 

Report for year ending May 7, 1908. 

Mrs. Nancy J. Allen, President; Mrs. Phebe C. Folger, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Helen E. Appleton, Treasurer. 
To supply needy children with clothing. 
Number aided during year, 95. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$190 68 

4 15 

265 48 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Supphes . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


$25 00. 
251 06 


. $276 06 
184 25 


$460 31 


$460 31 



Yalue of investments, $6,637.45. 



Natick. 

MARIA HAYES HOME FOR AGED PERSONS, Natick. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Edward Clark, President and Treasurer; William Nutt, Secre- 
tary. 

To establish and maintain a home for old persons of respectable 
character. 

Value of investments and deposits, $18,000.91. 

Not yet opened. 



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201 



ISTeedham. 

THE MOTHERS' REST ASSOCIATION OF NEWTON CENTRE, Highlandville, 
Greendale Ave., Needham. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending October 15, 1908. 

Mrs. Arthur C. Badger, President; Mrs. Samuel S. Widger, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Frank A. Mason, Treasurer; Miss L. L. Parker, 
Matron. 

Maintaining a home to which tired mothers with their little 
children may be invited for rest. 

Number aided during j^ear, 237, viz., 119 mothers, 118 children. 
Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid oflBcers or employees, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $5,774 81 

Subscriptions and donations 1,399 27 

Income from investments . 195 10 

Miscellaneous . . 756 00 



$8,125 18 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating, lighting, and water 
Printing and postage . 
Telephone and insurance 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$506 00 


908 


77 


539 


17 


r 65 


88 


113 


04 


39 


13 


213 


95 


. $2,385 


94 


. 5,739 


24 



.125 18 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500 : value of investments, $5,515.48. 

New Bedford. 

ASSOCIATION FOR THE RELIEF OF AGED WOMEN OF NEW BEDFORD, 

New Bedford. (Incorporated 1866.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Mrs. Charles W. Clifford, President; Miss Gertrude W. Baxter, 
Secretary; Miss Elizabeth Watson, Treasurer. 

Relief of aged and worthy American women, at least sixty years 
of age, and residents of New Bedford for five years. 

Number aided during year, 100. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Sub.scriptions 

Bequests 

Income from investments 



I Cr. 

$475 55 j Beneficiaries 
211 00 ! Miscellaneous . 
98,549 50 I 
9,112 80 Total expenses 

Investments during year 



$108,348 85 



. S9,535 49 
71 01 

. S9,60C 50 
. 98,742 35 

$108,348 85 



Value of investments, $214,360.99. 



202 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE CHARITY ORGANIZATION SOCIETY OF NEW BEDFORD, Union Good 
Works Building, Market St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 30, 1907. 

Rev. Wm. B. Geoghegan, President; Geo. H. Tripp, Secretary; 
Miss Emma R. Hall, Treasurer; May L. Shepard, General Sec- 
retary. 

To prevent begging and imposition, diminish pauperism, and 
encourage thrift, self-dependence, and industry. 

Number aided during year, 561. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 






Cash on hand 


$22 40 


Salaries and wages 




$750 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,151 80 


Rent 




35 00 


Income from investments . 


250 00 


Printing and postage . 




43 46 


From sale of milk, etc. 


339 31 


Summer work to secure 
milk, etc. 

Total expenses 


pure 


1,441 92 




$2,270 38 






Cash on hand 


'- 


493 13 




$2,763 51 


$2,763 51 



Value of investments, $5,000. 



THE HEBREW LADIES' HELPING HAND SOCIETY, NEW BEDFORD, MAS- 
SACHUSETTS, Acushnet St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Mrs. Fanny Schiresohn, President; Mrs. Lody Goldstein, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. B. Schuster, Treasurer. 

Carrying on religious and charitable work among the poor 
Hebrews of New Bedford. 

No report. 



LADIES' CITY MISSION SOCIETY IN NEW BEDFORD; Dispensary, 755 First 
St.; Rescue Home, 25 North Water St.; Wood Yard, 5 Leonard St., New 
Bedford. (Incorporated 1866.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. M. E. Bushnell, President; Mrs. H. K. Milliken, Secretary; 
Miss B. B. Winslow, Treasurer; Eev. C. F. Hersey, Superintendent. 

To help the needy, chiefly by maintaining (1) a medical dis- 
pensary, (2) a lodging-house, (3) a wood yard, (4) a general un- 
denominational charity. 

Number aided during year, 2,700. Number of beds, 55. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 4 men, 2 women. 



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203 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Rent 

Sale of wood, etc. 

Miscellaneous 





Cr. 




$948 62 


Salaries and wages 


$5,337 28 


3,767 43 


Provisions and supplies 


2,730 31 


1,708 22 


Repairs and improvements . 


699 93 


1,428 56 


Rent . . . . 


163 00 


1,367 49 


Heating and lighting . 


556 32 


274 00 


Printing, postage, and water 


180 83 


2,538 50 


Laundry . . . . 


180 31 


218 50 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


163 40 




$10,011 38 




Investments during year 


1,500 00 




Cash on hand 


739 94 


$12,251 32 


$12,251 32 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$28,000; value of investments, $17,570. 



NEW BEDFORD COUNTRY WEEK SOCIETY, INCORPORATED, New Bed- 
ford. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Sophia E. White, President; May L. Shepard, Secretary; Eliza- 
beth D. Habicht, Treasurer. 

To furnish invalids with nourishing foods and medicines. 
Number aided during year, 104, viz., 7 partly paying, 97 free. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Sunday schools . 

Ejitertainments . 



$890 57 

192 00 

200 00 

34 00 

32 32 

93 76 

798 49 



$2,241 14 



Cr. 
Medicines . 
Flowers 

Printing and postage 
Milk and eggs 
Board in country 
Electric car tickets 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$3 20 


12 


00 


10 


30 


49 


94 


7.50 


31 


35 


00 


8 31 


. S869 


06 


. 1,372 


08 



S2.241 14 



NEW BEDFORD DAY NURSERY, North End Branch, 16 Howard^St., New Bed- 
ford; South End Branch, 191 County St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Report for yeox ending April 3, 1908, 

Miss Elise Swift, President; Miss Alice Wood, Cleric; Mrs. 
Albert ^y. Holmes, Treasurer; Miss Minnie A. Bullard, Matron of 
North End Branch; Miss Villa Hodsdon, Matron of South End 
Branch. 

Care of children of working parents during the day. Parents pay 
ten cents per day. 

Number aided during year, 225, viz., 215 paying, 9 partly pay- 
ing, 1 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 2 men, 6 women. 



204 



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Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Entertainment . 
Drawn from savings bank 
Miscellaneous 



S637 


74 


10,776 


19 


200 


00 


1,380 


40 


335 


00 


132 


03 


167 


97 


12 


00 


$13,647 


33 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Water rates 

Furnishing new nursery 

Insurance . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,889 71 


. 1,264 


90 


61 


89 


275 


00 


327 


09 


17 


25 


135 


70 


108 


50 


11 


37 


. $4,091 


41 


. 8,360 


20 


. 1,195 


72 



$13,647 33 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$14,500 ; value of investments, $13,120.98. 



NEW BEDFORD DORCAS SOCIETY, 12 Market St., New Bedford. (Incorpo- 
rated 1888.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Mrs. Esther Gifford, President; Mrs. H. A. Jahn, Secretary; 
Mrs. Louisa A. Wilbor, Treasurer. 

To distribute clothing and bedding among poor Protestants of 
good character. 

Number aided during year, 352. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 



$29 41 

46 00 

2,400 00 

419 54 



$2,894 95 



Cr. 

Supphes .... $442 17 

Emergency cases . . 17 00 

Rent .... 10 00 

Printing and postage . . 5 65 

Total expenses . . $474 82 

Investments during year , 2,400 00 

Cash on hand . . . 20 13 

$2,894 95 



Value of investments, $10,358.94. 



NEW BEDFORD HEBREW LADIES' AID SOCIETY, 192 Union St., New Bed- 
ford. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Elisa Siwansky, President; Lizzie Queen, Treasurer. 
Bestowing charity upon needy and worthy poor people of New 
Bedford, and promoting social intercourse among its members. 
First 3^ear not completed. 



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205 



NEW BEDFORD HOME FOR AGED, corner West Middle and Chancery Sts., 
New Bedford. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending Marcli 31, 1908. 

Miss Elizabeth C. Carter, President; Miss Flossie M. Freedom, 
Secretary; Mrs. Elizabeth W. Scarborough, Treasurer; Mrs. Co- 
lumbia A. Johnson, Matron. 

Home for indigent men and women over sixty years of age, 
without restriction of creed. Admission fee for residents, $150; 
for non-residents, $200. 

Number aided during year, 5. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,743 43 

Subscriptions and donations 24 .58 

Bequests .... 39,332 80 

On account of persons aided . 537 00 

Income from investments . 946 19 

Miscellaneous . . . 1.726 80 



$44,310 80 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, and insur- 
ance 
Paid on new building 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $163 


15 


225 


04 


136 


50 


55 


85 


48 


70 


. 6,000 


00 


427 


25 


. $7,056 


49 


. 35,005 


78 


. 2,248 53 



$44,310 80 



Value of property, $36,458.48, viz., investments, $26,458.48 ; real 
estate, $10,000. 

NEW BEDFORD INSTRUCTIVE NURSING ASSOCIATION, New Bedford. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending February 26, 1908. 

Miss Katherine Commerford, President; Miss Elise Swift, Sec- 
retary; Miss Sarah E. Seabury, Treasurer; Miss Mariette Burke, 
District Nurse. 

To care for the sick poor in their homes, and to give instruction 
in home nursing. 

Number aided during year, 258, viz., 100 partly paying, 158 free. 

Number of paid ojBficers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 



Cr. 



$114 25 


Salaries and wages 


780 00 


Supplies . 


200 00 




505 10 


Total expenses 


105 00 


Investments during year 




Cash on hand 


$1,704 35 





$1,257 38 
108 10 



$1,365 48 
330 00 

8 87 

$1,704 35 



Value of investments, $2,830. 



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NEW BEDFORD ORPHANS' HOME, Taber St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 

1843.) 

Report for j-ear ending May 12, 1908. 

Miss Amelia H. Jones, President; Miss Celeste P. Thornton, Sec- 
retary; ^liss Helen H. Allen, Treasurer; Miss E. M. Fletcher, 
Matron. 

Care of orphans and destitute children, generally between the 
ages of eighteen months and nine years. 

Number aided during year, 48, viz., 21 partly paying, 27 free. 
Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 

and deposits . 
Loans 
Withdrawn from savii 

bank 
Miscellaneous 



S286 38 
850 04 

2,448 82 
412 00 

6,437 36 
22,704 17 

11,260 04 
473 81 



$44,872 62 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Board of cliildren out o 

town 
Heating and Hghting . 
Water tax. 
Loans 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. S2,688 01 


. 3,163 


50 


1,197 


33 


488 


28 


752 


47 


51 


00 


. 2,704 


17 


502 


95 


. $11,547 


71 


. 32,772 


53 


552 


38 



$44,872 62 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,395.67; value of investments, $127,361.83. 



NEW BEDFORD WOMEN'S REFORM AND RELIEF ASSOCIATION, 66 Allen 
St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1859.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Mrs. Esther G. Gifford, President; Mrs. Annie R. Lewis, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Annette M. C. Jahn, Treasurer; Mrs. Carrie F. King, 
Matron. 

To provide a home for the reform, relief, and encouragement of 
women who have strayed from the path of virtue ; also for destitute 
and friendless women needing temporary shelter. 

N'umber aided during year, 72, viz., 1 paying, 3 partly paying, 
68 free. Number of beds, 8. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



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207 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . S24 15 

Subscriptions and donations 285 45 

Bequests .... 240 00 

On account of persons aided . 121 77 

Income from investments . 422 00 

Drawn from bank . . 200 00 



$1,293 37 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Proxisions and sui3plies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent and telephone 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing, po.stage, and water 
Travelling expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



S385 


00 


324 


03 


11 


40 


2(5 


75 


72 


75 


r 21 


10 


8 


20 


20 


20 


S869 


43 


240 


00 


183 


94 


$1,293 37 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,600; value of other property, $11,450, viz., investments, $10,950; 
furnishings, $500. 



PORTUGUESE LEAGUE OF ASSISTANCE TO THE CONSUMPTIVES, New 

Bedford. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending August 1, 1908. 

Dr. Joas Carlos Silva Pitta, President; Jose Garcia Silva, Sec- 
retary; J. S. Figueiredo, Treasurer; Mary Gomes, Nurse. 

Giving assistance to destitute consumptives, educating the Por- 
tuguese colony in the prevention of this plague, and requesting of 
the municipal authorities the adoption of any advisable ways and 
means for the public welfare. 

Xumber aided during year, 45, viz., 6 paying, 39 free. Xumber 
of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Ca.sh on hand . . . $758 59 

Subscriptions and donations 6,662 72 

On account of persons aided . 69 00 



$7,490 31 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$828 39 


. 2,372 


49 


240 


75 


. 2,401 


61 


252 


47 


50 


00 


30 


03 


81 


01 


. $6,256 


75 


. 1,050 


00 


183 


56 



$7,490 31 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,451.61. 



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ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL OF NEW BEDFORD, Page, Allen, and Taber Sts., 
New Bedford, (Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

Charles W. Clifford, President; E. Williams Hervey, Secretary; 
James P. Francis, Treasurer; Miss Clara D. Noyes, Superintendent. 

Care of the sick and injured. 

Number aided during year, 1,425, viz., 807 paying and partly 
paying, 618 free. N'umber of beds, 104. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 56, viz., 7 men, 49 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Investments matured and 

sold 
Miscellaneous 



$4,322 


91 


64,742 


59 


128,461 


60 


23,606 


90 


11,682 


72 


35,440 


00 


1,714 


07 


8269,970 


79 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$10,305 83 


Pro\'isions and supplies 


11,832 10 


Drugs and medicines . 


3,542 48 


Repairs and improvements 


69,313 52 


Heating and lighting . 


4,883 28 


Miscellaneous 


8,741 39 


Total expenses 


$108,618 60 


Investments during vear 


136,565 00 


Cash on hand 


24,787 19 




$269,970 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$321,706.17; value of investments, $331,439.62. 



ST. MARY'S HOME OF NEW BEDFORD, corner Kempton and Liberty Sts., 
New Bedford. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

, President; Sister M. Edigna, Secretary 

and Superior; Et. Eev. Mgr. H. J. Smyth, Treasurer. 

Care of orphans over two years of age, and aged persons at least 
sixty years of age, within the limits of six Catholic parishes of 
New Bedford and one in Fairhaven. 

Number aided during year, 146, viz., 4 paying, 24 partly paying, 
118 free. Number of beds, 127. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



Cr. 



$508 52 

5,623 44 

100 00 

2,081 95 

60 00 


Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, and insur- 
ance . . . . 
Debt paid 
Interest .... 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


$8,373 91 





$3,923 04 
685 13 
253 60 

380 00 

2,000 00 

234 06 



$7,475 83 
898 08 

$8,373 91 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $3,000. 



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209 



TRUSTEES OF THE JAMES ARNOLD FUND, New Bedford. (Incorporated 

1891.) 

Report for j'ear ending October 31, 1907. 

Morgan Rotch, President; Oliver Prescott, Jr., Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

To administer the trust fund given by the will of James Arnold 
of Xew Bedford, for the benefit of the worthy poor of the city of 
New Bedford. 

Number aided during year, 9 individuals and 5 associations. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 

Income from investments 

Miscellaneous 


. Sl,591 06 

. 6,581 54 

154 82 


Salaries and wages 

Beneficiaries 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


S25 00 

5,750 00 

374 82 




. $6,149 82 
. 2,177 60 




S8,327 42 


S8,327 42 



Value of investments, $120,000. 



UNION FOR GOOD WORKS, Market St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1872.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Oliver Prescott, Jr., President; -Morris R. Browmell, Secretary; 
James P. Francis, Treasurer; Miss Agnes Snow, Superintendent 
of Depository; Miss Clara B. Watson, Superintendent of Boys' 
Amusement Rooms. 

Charity and work for the good of young people, including fruit 
and flower missions, sewing mission, relief work, etc. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
James Arnold Fund 
From depository committee 
Rental of rooms 
Investments paid 
Miscellaneous 



S2,498 


74 


905 


00 


3,151 


22 


3,500 


00 


4.50 


00 


60 


00 


5,000 


00 


5 


34 


SI 5,570 30 1 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Pleating and lighting . 
Limch room expenses 
Relief, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. S2,234 


60 


1,291 


12 


692 


20 


221 


82 


4,000 


00 


514 


83 


. S8,954 


57 


5,790 


00 


825 


73 


$15,570 


30 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$46,518.01; value of investments, $62,563.25. 



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Newbury. 

LADIES' BENEVOLENT SOCIETY OF NEWBURY, High St., Newbury. (In- 
corporated 1856.) 

Report for j^ear ending April 30, 1908. 

Mrs. Abby B. Little, President; Mrs. Addie E. Knight, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer. 

To help the neighborhood poor. 
Number aided during j^ear, none. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $82 02 

Subscriptions and donations 113 05 



$195 07 



Cr. 

Repairs and improvements . $160 50 



Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$160 50 
34 57 

$195 07 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,500. 



Newburyport. 

ANNA JAQUES HOSPITAL, Highland Ave., Newburyport. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Francis A. Howe, M.D., President; Charles Thurlow, Secretary; 
Henry B. Little, Treasurer; Miss Brenda F. Mattice, Superin- 
tendent. 

A hospital for the sick of Newburyport, Newbury, West New- 
bury, Amesbury, and Salisbury. 

Number aided during year, 431, viz., 197 paying, 28 partly pay- 
ing, 206 free. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 30, viz., 3 men, 27 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Notes payable 

Miscellaneous 



$780 02 
4,584 97 
15,470 52 
8,197 73 
5,357 08 
1,000 00 
73 76 



$35,464 08 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Interest 

Training school . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $6,879 81 
. 6,035 82 
. 1,298 44 


890 


10 


. 3,200 


27 


260 


21 


177 


28 


416 


99 


. $19,158 92 

15,828 66 
476 50 



$35,464 08 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
7,802.97; value of other property, $150,845.96, viz., investments, 
$140,428; furnishings, etc., $10,417.96. 



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211 



GENERAL CHARITABLE SOCIETY OF NEWBURYPORT, Newburyport. (In- 
corporated 1856.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Miss Alice B. Woods, President; Miss Ellen P. Getchell, Secre- 
tary; Miss Hannah B. Osgood, Treasurer. 
Aiding the worthy poor of all nationalities. 
iSTumber aided during year, 82 families. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . S104 33 

Subscriptions and donations 61 50 

Income from investments . 957 04 



Cr. 
Prov-isions and supplies 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Sl,122 87 

Value of investments, $22,500. 



$1,023 33 

Sl,023 33 

99 54 

Sl,122 87 



NEWBURYPORT BETHEL SOCIETY, Newburyport. (Incorporated 1857.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Lucy A. Bayley, President; Miss Fannie E. Pettingell, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Abbie L. Bray, Treasurer. 

Temporal and spiritual welfare of seamen and widows of de- 
ceased seamen. 

Xumber aided during year, 13. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . -SI 76 32 

Subscriptions and donations 43 50 

Income from investments 223 58 



Cr. 



Charitable expenses 
Miscellaneous 



Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S443 40 

Value of investments, $4,347.81. 



S251 50 
17 09 

$268 59 
174 81 

S443 40 



NEWBURYPORT FEMALE CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Newburyport. (In- 
corporated 1805.) 

Report for year ending July 1, 1908. 

Mrs. Elizabeth C. M. Noyes, President; Miss Caroline L. Col- 
man, Secretary and Treasurer. 

To aid needy orphan girls under thirteen years of age. 
Number aided during year, 6. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . $38 72 

Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 108 58 

Miscellaneous 14 79 



Cr. 
Paid to beneficiaries 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$162 09 

Value of investments, $2,368.10 



$106 97 

$106 97 
55 12 

$162 09 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE NEWBURYPORT HOM(EOPATHIC HOSPITAL, 267 High St., Newbury- 
port. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

George W. Worcester, M.D., President; Chas. F. Johnson, M.D., 
Secretary; John E. McCusker, Treasurer; Clara B. Peck, Super- 
intendent. 

To establish, support, and maintain a homoeopathic hospital in 
the city of Newbnryport, in which sick and disabled persons of said 
city may be attended, cared for, and treated by homoeopathic phy- 
sicians and surgeons. 

Number aided during year, 154, viz., 117 paying, 19 partly pay- 
ing, 18 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 2 men, 18 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Miscellaneous 



$3,348 66 

495 57 

193 50 

5,129 76 

1,838 25 

380 30 


$11,386 04 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and impro-\'ements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,546 

. 2,239 

518 


70 
44 
10 


1,935 
426 


19 
89 


630 


94 


. $9,297 
. 2,000 

88 


26 
00 

78 



$11,386 04 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000 ; value of investments, $16,490. 



NEWBURYPORT HOWARD BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Newburyport. (In- 
corporated 1818.) 

Report for 3^ear ending October 20, 1907. 

Charles A. Currier, President; Edward A. Hale, Secretary; John 
H. Balch, Jr., Treasurer. 
Relief to aged and sick poor. 
Number aided during year, 105. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $336 65 

Subscriptions and donations 4 49 

Bequests .... 2,000 00 

Income from investments . 1,814 39 

Miscellaneous . . . 34 91 



$4,190 44 



Cr. 
Fuel for poor 
Cash donations to poor 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$40 70 

1,588 50 

$1,629 20 

2,000 00 

561 24 

$4,190 44 



Value of investments, $39,561.39. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



213 



THE NEWBURYPORT SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF AGED FEMALES, 
75 High St., Newburyport. (Incorporated 1839.) 

Report for year ending April 15, 1908. 

Catherine G. Shaw, President; Susan I. Adams, Secretary; Frank 
0. Woods, Treasurer; Lucy J. Little, Matron. 

Home for aged worthy Protestant women, at least sixty years of 
age, residents of Newburyport; also outside aid. Admission fee, 
$50. 

Number aided during year, 16 in the Home, 73 outside. Number 
of beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Admission fee 
Membership fee . 
MisceUaneous 



$1,317 48 

901 22 

10,000 00 

5,087 43 

350 00 

21 50 

130 49 



$17,868 12 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Funeral expenses 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Outside relief 
Insurance and taxes . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$1,690 82 


142 


00 


929 


58 


1,343 


45 


430 


13 


. 1,571 


77 


98 36 


98 


22 


. $6,304 


33 


10,258 


00 


1,-305 


79 



$17,868 12 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$21,000; value of investments, $118,500. 



NEWBURYPORT SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF AGED MEN, 331 High St., 
Newburyport. (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1908. 

L. W. Sargent, President; George H. Plummer, Secretary; Wil- 
liam Ilsley, Treasurer; Herbert Mutch, Superintendent. 

Home for men at least sixty-five years of age, residents of New- 
buryport for fifteen years. 

Number aided during year, 10, viz., 3 paying, 2 partly paying, 
5 free. Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 



.$334 


70 


6 


00 


6,502 


16 


545 


06 


2,180 


23 


$9,568 


15 



Cr. 
Supplies 

Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Board of inmates 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hanil 



$108 


22 


328 


70 


449 


46 


1 


25 


1,442 


60 


140 


05 


. $2,470 


28 


6,714 


41 


383 


4() 



$9,568 15 



214 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,321.61; value of investments, $52,862.71. 

Newton. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF NEWTON, Central Block, Newtonville. (In- 
corporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Charles Ensign, President; Mrs. Mary R. Martin, Secretary; 
John F. Lothrop, Treasurer. 

To investigate and record cases of need, provide friends and ad- 
visers for the poor, find employment for them, and secure material 
aid when necessary. 

Number of cases during year, 269. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 


$119 32 

748 89 

17 64 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Heating . 
Printing, postage, etc. 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


$626 00 

100 00 

9 25 

58 09 




$793 34 
92 51 



$885 85 



$885 85 



Value of investments, $500. 



CORPORATION OF THE REBECCA POMROY NEWTON HOME FOR ORPHAN 
GIRLS, 24 Hovey St., Newton. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending November 20, 1907. 

Charles A. Haskell, President; Mrs. A. M. Grain, Secretary; 
Oliver M. Fisher, Treasurer; Miss Clara ]\I. Hayes, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care of orphan or destitute girls, from five to sixteen years of 
age, chiefly residents of Newton, without regard to color, national- 
ity, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 21, viz., 7 partly paying, 14 free. 
Number of beds, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 



I Cr. 

$1,054 77 Salaries and wages 

1,463 34 I Pro\-isions and supplies 

206 50 i Repairs and improvements 



1,146 94 



$3,871 55 



Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



S847 


35 


777 


00 


126 


33 


287 


67 


71 


00 


611 


60 


. $2,720 


95 


792 


83 


357 


77 



$3,871 55 



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215 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $29,253.43. 

NEWTON DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION, Newton. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Ellery Peabody, President; Mrs. H. P. Converse, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Charles L. Smith, Treasurer; Miss E. W. Hamilton, 
Superintendent. 

To care for the sick poor of the city of Newton at their homes, 
and to give instruction in home nursing and wholesome living. 

Number aided during year, about 500. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Interest on deposits 



$478 75 

1,672 32 

447 65 

16 76 



$2,615 48 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Supplies . 
Drugs and medicines 
Printing and postage 
Telephone 
^Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,746 


80 


32 


10 


38 09 


73 


GO 


13 


GO 


19 


65 


. $1,922 


64 


692 


84 



$2,615 48 



NEWTON HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Newton Upper Falls. (Incorporated 

1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Hon. Henry E. Cobb, President; Edward H. Mason, Secretary; 
Marcus Morton, Treasurer; Miss Berenice M. Allen, Matron. 

To provide a home for aged and respectable men and women in 
indigent circumstances, at least sixty-five years of age, natives of 
the United States; preference given to natives or residents of 
Newton. Admission fee, $250. 

Number aided during year, 15. Number of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Stone Institute . 
Miscellaneous 



$2,888 10 

260 45 

210 00 

1,495 78 

1,902 25 

2,927 05 

96 09 



$9,779 72 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Funeral expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. S2,025 36 


1,321 


00 


185 


79 


619 


54 


251 


00 


940 


74 


. S5,343 


43 


3,017 


08 


. 1,419 


21 



S9,779 72 



Value of property owmed and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$2,000; value of investments, $37,000. 



216 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1' 



NEWTON HOSPITAL, Washington St., Newton Lower Falls. (Incorporated 

1881.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Joseph R. Leeson, President; William C. Bray, Secretary; George 
Royal Pulsifer, Treasurer; Miss Mary M. Riddle, Matron. 

Care and treatment of sick, disabled, and infirm inhabitants of 
Newton, and others, including those ill with contagious diseases. 

Number aided during year, 1,286, viz., 585 paying, 456 partly 
paying, 245 free. Number of beds, 150. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 30, viz., 11 men, 19 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Borrowed . 

Securities sold and paid 
Miscellaneous 



S5,321 


81 


12,391 


06 


5,300 


00 


33,636 


49 


3,969 


45 


11,486 


83 


3,000 


00 


4,123 


93 


$79,229 


57 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$16,749 48 


Provisions and supplies 


17,644 05 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,923 70 


Repairs and improvements 


3,323 03 


Heating and lighting . 


7,362 87 


Printing and postage . 
Interest and discount 


596 63 


142 67 


Loans repaid 


11,500 00 


Miscellaneous 


9,833 19 


Total expenses 


$69,075 62 


Investments during year 


7,772 50 


Cash on hand . " . 


2,381 45 




$79,229 57 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$198,876.91; value of investments, $92,852.30. 



THE NONANTUM DAY NURSERY ASSOCIATION, 281 Watertown St., New- 
ton. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs, James P. Tolman, President; Mrs. G. H. Wilkins, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. E. B. Sherman, Treasurer; Miss Luella Turner, Head- 
worher. 

To maintain a day nursery for the care of children of working 
mothers; to conduct classes and clubs for boys and girls between 
the ages of six and twelve, especially from families using the nurs- 
ery; to provide classes and social opportunities for the mothers. 

Number aided during year, 81. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Miscellaneous 



$1,089 20 

2,185 76 

117 57 

12 18 



$3,404 71 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent . . . 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,201 


93 


594 


66 


883 


75 


279 


00 


72 


85 


35 


50 


5 


14 


. $3,072 83 


331 


88 



$3,404 71 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



217 



WORKING BOYS' HOME, 601 Winchester St., Newton. (Incorporated 1884.) 
Report for year ending Decen^ber 31, 1907. 

Most Rev. Wm. H. O'Connell, D.D., President; Wm. H! Dow- 
ling, Secretary; Eev. James J. Redican, Treasurer. 

Care of homeless boys, between the ages of twelve and sixteen. 

Number aided during year, 238, viz., 10 paying, 8 partly paying, 
220 free. Xumber of beds, 180. 

Xum1)er of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 13 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Miscellaneous 



Sl,066 


37 


1,700 


71 


743 


37 


1,1.58 


00 


1.5,165 


90 


$19,834 35 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. S4,282 


19 


. 7,078 


63 


438 


17 


. 2,824 


13 


. 2,819 


72 


. 1,825 


14 


. S19,267 


98 


566 


37 


$19,834 35 



Norfolk. 
the king's daughters and sons home for the aged in norfolk 

COUNTY, Pondville, Norfolk. (Incorporated 1899.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Mrs. Mary M. Sawtelle, President; Mrs. Helen M. Dean, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Harriet M. Guy, Treasurer; Mrs. Nellie Dean, Matron. 

To provide a home for men and women over sixty years of age, 
residents of Norfolk County for five years. Admission fee, $300. 

Number aided during year, 14. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $8,927 85 

Subscriptions and donations 1,716 12 

Bequests .... 5,300 00 

On account of persons aided . 2,489 45 

Income from investments . 339 07 



$18,772 49 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Admission fee refunded 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



S717 


05 


9.52 


85 


5,072 


52 


202 


30 


419 


66 


21 


28 


289 


50 


110 


51 


$7,785 


67 


7,994 


33 


2,992 


49 



$18,772 49 



Vahie of jiroperty owned and occupied for cor])oratc ]nirpo?os, 
$10,000: value of investments, $7,994.33. 



218 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



North Adams. 

NORTH ADAMS HOSPITAL, Eagle St., North Adams. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Mrs. C. H. Williams, President; Mrs. C. H. Cutting, Secretary; 
Mrs. William G. Cady, Clerk; Mrs. A. W. Hunter, Treasurer; Miss 
Mary T. Bissell, M.D., Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of the sick and disabled. 

No report. 



Northampton. 

THE OOOLEY DICKINSON HOSPITAL, Locust St., Northampton. (Incorpo- 
rated 1885.) 

Report for year ending April 1, 1908. 

Christopher Seymour, President; George A. Elder, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Grace B. Ellis, Superintendent and Matron. 

To aid the sick poor of Northampton, Hatfield, and Whately. 

Number aided during year, 429, viz., 378 paying, 51 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 29, viz., 2 men, 27 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Deficit . . . . 



$453 
8,135 
4,842 
4,912 


17 
05 
57 
03 


$18,342 


82 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$4,545 02 


Pro\'isions and supplies 


5,872 02 


Drugs and medicines . 


2,391 50 


Repairs and improvements 


266 12 


Furnishings 


638 75 


Heating and lighting . 


2,118 33 


Laundry . 


1,178 34 


Annuity . 


20 00 


Miscellaneous 


1,312 74 


Total expenses 


$18,342 82 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$33,000; value of investments, $88,903.10. 



HOME FOR AGED AND INVALID WOMEN IN NORTHAMPTON, 236 South 
St., Northampton. (Incorporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1907. 

Mrs. A. L. Williston, President; Mrs. C. S. Lathrop, Secretary; 
Miss Eosa Watson, Treasurer; Miss Ella M. Furness, Matron. 

Home for aged and invalid women in needy circumstances. 

Number aided during year, 10, viz., 6 paying, 4 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



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219 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $156 57 

Subscriptions and donations 726 82 

Bequests . . . . 840 06 

On account of persons aided . 1,182 10 

Income from investments . 920 00 



$3,825 55 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $1,037 67 

Provisions and supphes . 489 59 

Repairs and improvements . 282 04 

Heating and lighting . . 333 00 

Total expenses . . $2,142 30 

Investments during j^ear . 1,655 00 

Cash on hand . . . 28 25 

S3,825 55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,000; value of investments, $29,372. 

ISTOETH AXDOVER. 
THE CHARLOTTE HOME, North Andover. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Mary 0. Tyler, President. 

Home and recreation for working women and girls during tlie 
summer. 

Closed for the present. 

NORTHFIELD. 

NORTHFIELD SEMINARY STUDENTS' AID SOCIETY, Northfield. (Incor- 
porated 1902.) 

Report for year ending June 15, 1908. 

Julia A. Billings, President; Frances W. Moody, Secretary; 
Florence G. Estey, Treasurer. 

To assist students financially who are in attendance at Xorthfield 
Seminary. 

Number aided during year, 41, viz., 22 partly paying, 19 free. 



Dr. ( Cr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,964 34 i Printing and postage 

Subscriptions and donations 815 68 For tuition 

On account of persons aided . 659 00 Taxes 
Income from investments . 272 50 i 

I Total expenses 

I Cash on hand 



$4,711 52 



S13 

2,871 

8 


01 
00 
75 


$2,892 
1,818 


76 
76 



$4,711 5: 



Value of investments, $7,500. 



Oxford. 

OXFORD HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Oxford. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Charles Larned, President; Edwin Bartlett, Secretary; Alfred 
M. Chaffee, Treasurer. 
Cash on hand, $1,600. 
Not yet in operation. 



220 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Peabody. 

THE BABIES' SUMMER HOSPITAL SOCIETY, Peabody. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1908. 

David M. Little, President; Geo. C. Farrington, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Miss Jennie E. Dix, Superintendent. 

To establish and maintain a summer hospital for babies on one 
of the islands in Salem harbor, and to provide fresh air excursions 
for babies. 

Number aided during year, 103. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 2 men, 10 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $2,881 65 

Subscriptions and donations 3,359 39 



$6,241 04 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supphes 
Furnishings, etc. 
Transportation and freight 
Rent 

Laundry . 

Printing and postage . 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,094 


83 


253 


64 


313 


59 


201 


56 


220 


00 


45 


84 


96 


10 


7 


50 


201 


05 


. $2,434 


11 


3,806 


93 



$6,241 04 



Value of property o\\Tied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$900: value of investments, $500. 



CHARLES B. HAVEN HOME FOR AGED MEN IN PEABODY, 109 Lowell 
St., Peabody. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Lyman Osborn, President; Charles W. Merrill, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Mrs. Christina Schellinger, Matron. 

Home for aged Protestant men of American birth, residents of 
Peabody for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 3. Number of beds, 3. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
From boarder 
Mortgage note paid 



Cr. 

$498 35 Salaries and wages . . $136 90 

1,003 39 Provisions and supphes . 602 25 

40 25 Repairs and improvements . 3 00 

600 00 Heating and hghting . . 124 06 

Miscellaneous . . 68 66 

Total expenses . . $934 87 

Cash on hand . . . 1,207 12 

$2,141 99 i $2,141 99 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$4,100; value of investments, $17,408.85. 



Part II. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



221 



FEMALE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY AT SOUTH DANVERS, Peabody. (Incor- 
porated 1856.) 

Report for year ending May 3, 1908. 

Mrs. Charles H. Brooks, President; Mrs. Henry Whidden, Secre- 
tary; Miss Sarah F. Daniels, Treasurer. 

To assist the worthy poor of the town of Peabody. 
Xumber aided during year, 32. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Assessments 
Income from investments 



Sll 21 
140 65 
166 00 
481 33 



$799 19 



Cr. 

Provisions and suppHes 

Donations 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S116 04 

618 50 

53 10 

S787 64 
11 55 

$799 19 



Value of investments, about $7,000. 

ISAAC MUNROE HOME FOR ORPHAN AND NEEDY CHILDREN, Peabody. 

(Incorporated 1908.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

George H. Merrill, President; Lyman P. Osborn, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

The establisliment and maintenance of a home for orphan and 
needy children. 

Number aided during year, none. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 



$173 02 
930 63 



$1,103 65 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements . 
Taxes .... 

Water .... 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$70 75 

259 44 

215 01 

40 50 

16 45 



$602 15 
501 50 

$1,103 65 



Value of investments, $11,948.38. 



SUTTON HOME FOR AGED WOMEN IN PEABODY, rear 143 Main St., Pea- 
body. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Albert H. Merrill, President; Mary A. Grosvenor, Secretary; 
Arthur F. Poole, Treasurer; Mrs. Lydia A. Poole, Matron. 

Home for women of American parentage, at least sixty years of 
age, residents of Peabody for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 



222 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Nimiber aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 9. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Admission fee 
Withdrawn from bank 
Bonds sold 



$2,978 


83 


35 


00 


500 


00 


1,672 


25 1 


100 


00 


3,581 


89 


2,977 


50 


$11,845 47 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $629 00 


854 


10 


617 


64 


247 


50 


167 30 


. $2,515 


54 


. 6,068 


59 


. 3,261 


34 



$11,845 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of investments, $34,452.19. 



PiTTSriELD. 

BERKSHIRE COUNTY HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 89 South St., Pittsfield. 

(Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending June 10, 1908. 

Mrs. Zenas Crane, President; Mrs. Edward T. Slocum, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. M. E. Trowbridge, Treasurer; Miss Ida F. Paine, 
Matron. 

Home for aged women at least sixty years of age, residents of 
Berkshire County for five years. Admission, $300, and conveyance 
of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 25. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Changes of investments, etc 

Miscellaneous 



$1,509 


31 


2,950 


97 


15,000 


00 


280 


49 


3,857 


50 


10,589 


63 


476 


07 


$34,663 


97 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Telephone 
Heating, hghting, and water 

rates 
Printing and postage . 
Funeral expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,321 


78 


. 2,236 


75 


403 


79 


33 


84 


936 


84 


102 


80 


78 


80 


112 


38 


. $6,226 


98 


. 25,660 


88 


. 2,776 


11 



$34,663 97 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000; value of investments, $78,800. 



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223 



BOYS' CLUB OF PITTSFIELD, 12 to 18 Melville St., Pittsfield. flncorporated 

1905.) 

Report for year ending May 12, 1908. 

William C. Stevenson, President; Edward B. Hull, Secretary; 
Henry A. Brewster, Treasurer; Prentice A. Jordan, Superintendent. 

To provide a free place of evening resort for boys between the 
ages of eleven and fourteen years, where they will be kept from the 
evil influences of the street, and supplied with means of mental, 
manual, and physical training, and also of amusement and enter- 
tainment. 

Xumber aided during year, 1,314, viz., 124 partly paying, 1,190 
free. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 13 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations S3, 353 


95 


Salaries and wages 




82,470 95 


Bequests . 


15,000 


00 


Repairs, improvements, 


and 




On account of persons aided 


179 


35 


equipment 




384 77 


Income from investments 


250 


00 


Water, taxes, teleph 


Dne, 




Rent of building 


300 


00 


heating, lighting, and 


in- 




Entertainment 


49 


35 


surance 




677 08 


Miscellaneous 


20 


51 


Printing, postage, and 

tionery . 
Loan paid 
Entertainment . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


sta- 


174 89 

153 17 

38 64 

105 56 




S4,005 06 








Investments during year 




12,297 75 








Cash on hand ' . 




2,850 35 




$19,153 


16 


S19,153 16 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$43,000; value of investments, $12,297.75. 



HOUSE OF MERCY, North St., Pittsfield. (Incorporated 1874.) 
Report for year enchng October 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Mary L. Hinsdale, President; Mrs. Lucy B. Ballard, Clerk; 
Mrs. Grace West Backus, Treasurer; Miss Anna G. Clement, Super- 
intendent. 

Care of sick and disabled, not including incurables or case? of 
contagious disease. 

Xumber aided during year, 1,157, viz., 649 paying, 283 partly 
paying, 225 free. Number of beds, 125. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 81, viz., 6 men, 75 women. 



224 STATE 


BOARD 


OF CHARITY. 


T. D. 17. 


Dr. 






Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$4,462 


52 


Salaries and wages 


$16,509 45 


Subscriptions and donations 13,200 


16 


Provisions and supplies 


20,604 90 


Bequests 


471 


70 


Drugs and medicines . 


4,367 32 


On account of persons aided 


26,623 


08 


Repairs and improvements 


702 42 


Income from investments 


5,742 


83 


Heating and lighting . 


6,387 91 


Returns from suppUes 


1,109 


89 


Printing, postage, and sta- 




Matured loans 


7,089 


92 


tioner3^ . 


575 59 


Miscellaneous 


129 


75 


Insurance . 

Express, telephone, etc. 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


389 64 

186 97 

42 70 




$49,766 90 








Investments during year 


5,090 55 








Cash on hand 


3,972 40 




$58,829 


85 


$58,829 85 



Yalue of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$250,000; value of investments, $113,274.74. 

UNION FOR HOME WORK IN PITTSFIELD, 119 Fenn St., Pittsfield. (In- 
corporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Emory H. Nash, President; William L. Adam, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Mrs. J. A. Maxim, Superintendent. 

Organized charitable and benevolent work. Acts through an 
association of managers which tries to prevent pauperism, find 
employment for those in need of it, give relief in money, look after 
neglected children, etc. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 



Dr. 
Income from investments 



$333 87 



$333 87 



Cr. 

Repairs and improvements 
Insurance . 
Charitable work 



$6 18 

11 25 

316 44 



$333 87 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$7,500 ; value of investments, $6,878. 



Plymouth. 

CORPORATION OF THE RYDER HOME FOR OLD PEOPLE, High St., Plym- 
outh. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Rej^ort for year ending February 28, 1908. 

Charles A. Strong, President; Mrs. Phebe E. Clifford, Secretary; 
Miss Jennie S. Hubbard, Treasurer; Mrs. C. E. Cole, Matron. 

Home for aged and indigent men and women at least sixty years 
of age, residents of Plymouth for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



225 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Interest on deposits 
Mortgage and interest 
Fair 



$3,507 


79 


207 


35 


114 


85 


133 


88 


619 


75 


1,331 


07 


$5,914 69 1 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Clothing . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $562 


25 


478 60 


157 


19 


212 


33 


8 


39 


5 


25 


21 


58 


. $1,445 


59 


. 4,469 


10 



$5,914 69 



THE JORDAN HOSPITAL, Sandwich St., Plymouth. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

Charles S. Davis, President; John W. Herrick, Secretary; Wil- 
liam W. Brewster, Treasurer; Emma M. Smith, Matron. 

Care of the sick and wounded, and the training of nurses. 

Number aided during year, 141, viz., 123 paying, 18 free. I^um- 
ber of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 



$420 34 

4,631 34 

1,000 00 

2,403 21 



$8,514 89 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro^dsions and siipplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $2,817 


15 


. 2,865 


43 


621 


58 


900 61 


50 


28 


1,060 


44 


. $8,315 49 


199 


40 



$8,514 89 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,000. 

PLYMOUTH FRAGMENT SOCIETY, Plymouth. (Incorporated 1876.) 
Report for year ending October 15, 1907. 

Esther Bartlett, President; Jennie S. Hubbard, Secretary; Eliza- 
beth W. Whitman, Treasurer. 
To aid the worthy poor. 
Num.ber aided during year, 50 families. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $37 62 

Subscriptions and donations 59 00 

Income from investments . 687 59 



$784 21 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$744 10 
3 00 

$747 10 
37 11 

$784 21 



Value of investments, $13,678. 



226 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



QUINCY. 

THE BRACKETT CHARITABLE TRUST, INCORPORATED, Quincy. (Incor- 
porated 1905.) 

Dr. Jeffrey R. Brackett, President; Mrs. John W. Sanborn, Sec- 
retary; George B. Dewson, Treasurer. 

Establishing and maintaining a building or place to be used 
by the literary, educational, benevolent, religious, or charitable 
societies of Quincy in this Commonwealth, or its vicinity, or by one 
or more of them; for the purpose of its or their organization; and 
for the purpose of otherwise aiding or advancing literary, educa- 
tional, benevolent, religious, or charitable work or interest in said 
Quincy. (The house and land belonging to the Trust, valued at 
$12,250, have been placed in charge, without rental, of the Quincy 
Women's Club, and are used by the Club and several charitable 
organizations, for meetings for social, educational, and charitable 
purposes, for the residence and office of a visiting nurse, for indus- 
trial classes, etc.) 



CITY HOSPITAL OF QUINCY, Whitwell St., Quincy. (Incorporated 1889.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

William B. Rice, President; Timothy Reed, Secretary; Richard 
D. Chase, Treasurer; Miss Blanche M. Thayer, Matron. 

Care of sick and injured. 

Number aided during year, 344, viz., 183 paying, 15 partly pay- 
ing, 146 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 1 man, 13 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,339 91 

Subscriptions and donations 7,263 74 

On account of persons aided . 5,077 40 

Income from investments . 3,277 36 



S18,958 41 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro^'isions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent . . 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Expressage 
Telephone 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. S4,585 GO 


. 4,337 


54 


. 1,039 


53 


. 5,570 


24 


143 


00 


. 1,379 


97 


288 


70 


102 


81 


101 


08 


230 


53 


. $17,778 


40 


. 1,180 


01 



$18,958 41 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,500; value of investments, $66,865.33. 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



227 



NATIONAL SAILORS' HOME, Quincy. (Incorporated 1865.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

James L. Little, President; W. S. Crane, Clerk; Lieut. John 
Downes, U. S. N., Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Home for disabled sailors, marines, and others in the naval ser- 
vice of the United States. 

Number aided during year, 29, viz., 16 partly paying, 13 free. 
Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 15 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$4,022 36 


Salaries and wages 


$6,679 05 


On account of persons aided 


397 83 


Provisions and suppHes 


5,763 87 


Income from investments 


10,818 07 


Repairs and improvements 


4,628 09 


Sale of rights 


182 88 


Heating and lighting . 


1,322 29 


Sale of stocks and bonds 


60,975 12 


Printing and postage . 


58 15 


Miscellaneous 


3,843 19 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


1,526 89 




$19,978 34 






Investments during year 


40,023 48 






Cash on hand . ' . 


20,237 63 




$80,239 45 


$80,239 45 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000 ; value of other property, $254,373, viz., investments, $249,- 
373 ; real estate, $5,000. 



QUINCY CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Quincy. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1908. 

Eev. Ellery C. Butler, President; Mrs. Mary E. Addison, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Helen L. Bass, Treasurer. 
To help the worthy poor. 
Xumber aided during year, 44 families. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $9,931 12 

Subscriptions and donations 146 18 

Income from investments . 385 28 



$10,462 58 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$600 50 

$600 50 

9,862 08 

$10,462 58 



SAILORS' SNUG HARBOR, Quincy. (Incorporated 1852.) 
Report for \'oar ending May 17, 1908. 

Francis W. Sargent, President; Leverett S. Tuckerman, Secre- 
tary; Arthur Adams, Treasurer; Henry J. Howes, Superintendent. 

Home for old sailors who have sailed for five years under the 
American flag. 



228 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Xumber aided during year, 38. Number of beds, 43. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 

Income from investments 

Changes of investments 

Miscellaneous 


$886 55 

. 11,734 45 

39 25 

228 75 


Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improveme 
Taxes and repairs on 

estate 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $1,744 50 
. 5,610 95 
ats . 838 46 
real 

237 40 
215 47 




. $8,646 78 
. 4,242 22 




$12,889 00 


$12,889 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$30,000; value of investments, $251,337.58. 



Reading. 

READING HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 68 Linden St., Reading. (Incorpo- 
rated 1893.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Mrs. E. H. Palmer, President; Mrs. John Y. Young, Secretary; 
Mrs. AY. E. Twombly, Treasurer; Mrs. A. F. Sawyer, Matron, 

Home for aged Protestant women at least sixty-five years of 
age, residents of Reading for ten years. Admission, $200, and sur- 
render of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$6,269 70 


Salaries and wages 


$518 24 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,488 50 


Pro^4sions and supplies 


334 19 


Admission fees . 


200 00 


Repairs and improvements 


172 23 


Income from investments 


362 34 


Heating and hghting . 


248 43 


Membership fees 


88 00 


Printing and postage . 


6 01 


Sales .... 


262 44 


Funeral expenses 


99 60 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


21 45 




$1,400 15 






Investments during year 


6,184 36 






Cash on hand . ' . 


1,086 47 




$8,670 98 


$8,670 98 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,500; value of other property, $9,484.36, viz., investments, 
$3,984.36; mortgages, $5,500. 



Part II. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



229 



Revere. 

CORPS 35, VOLUNTEER LIFE SAVING SERVICE, corner Boulevard and 
Shirley Ave., Revere. (Incorporated 1906.) 

William J. Walsh, President and Treasurer; Herbert J. Watson, 
Clerk. 

To establish and maintain volunteer life-saving stations at Revere 
Beach and elsewhere in the Commonwealth, to give relief in cases 
of sudden illness or injury, and to encourage athletics and swim- 
ming. 

No report. 



THE EAGLE BENEFIT ASSOCIATION, State Road, Beachmont, Revere. (In- 
corporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending November 4, 1908. 

John W. Carney, President; James Bonar, Secretary; Thomas F. 
Coughlan, Treasurer. 

Providing for the support and maintenance of widows and 
orphans of deceased Eagles, providing funds to educate poor chil- 
dren between the ages of six and eighteen, establishing and main- 
taining free beds in hospitals, and doing any and all other things 
of a charitable nature to alleviate pain and suffering. 

Number aided during year, 9. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$478 GO 
37 00 



$515 GO 



Charity 



Cr. 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



OG 



$55 OG 

450 GO 

10 GO 



$515 GO 



Value of investments, $450. 



(Incorporated 1905.) 
John Seward, Secretary; Kobert 



HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE IN REVERE. Revere. 

Julius B. Hanck, President 
Clark, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for aged or infirm people. 
Cash on hand, $2,654.93; value of land, $4,000. 
Not yet opened. 



230 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



INGLESIDE CORPORATION, 148 Prospect Ave., Revere. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Thomas Wood, President; Mrs. W. P. Park, Secretary; Charles 
H. Jones, Treasurer; Miss Margaret B. Forbes, Matron. 

For preventive work among young women, excluding those known 
to belong to the class technically called fallen women. 

Number aided during year, 24, viz., 3 paying, 4 partly pay- 
ing, 17 free. Number of beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $2,765 97 

On account of persons aided . 357 GO 

Deficit .... 31 87 



$3,154 84 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent and office expenses 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Telephones 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 



. $1,420 40 


693 


33 


247 


24 


123 


96 


231 


88 


205 


97 


67 


00 


165 06 



$3,154 84 



Value of property OT^Tied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,550 ; value of investments, $1,587.98. 



EOCKPOKT. 

MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN WORKERS CORPORATION, 

60 South St., Rockport. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1908. 

Miss Edith M. Howes, President; Miss Emily G. Denny, Secre- 
tary; Miss Emily J. Ladd, Treasurer; Ethel P. Chapin, House- 
keeper. 

Vacation house for girls earning their own living. 

Number aided during year, 200, all paying. Number of beds, 27. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Sales .... 



$105 71 

242 00 

1,156 61 

20 16 



$1,524 48 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $374 


12 


519 


54 


328 


12 


27 


98 


18 


00 


120 


82 


. $1,388 58 


135 


90 



$1,524 48 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,000. 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



231 



Salem. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF SALEM, MASS., 175 Essex St., Salem. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

George M. Whipple, President; Miss A. C. Cross, Secretary; 
Leland H. Cole, Treasurer. 

To study the needs of poor families, obtain employment for the 
unemployed, help the worthy poor, diminish pauperism, etc. 

'No report. 

ASSOCIATION FOR THE RELIEF OF AGED AND DESTITUTE WOMEN IN 
SALEM, 180 Derby St., Salem. (Incorporated 1860.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Eobert S. Eantoul, Presideni; Mrs. H. M. Batchelder, Secretary; 
Nathaniel A. Very, Treasurer; Miss Emma C. West, Matron. 

Some for aged and destitute women of good character, at least 
sixty years of age, of American birth, and residents of Salem for 
ten years. Admission fee, $65. Exceptions made by vote of 
trustees. 

Number aided during year, 27, all free. Number of beds, 27. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 2 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . S3,lll 67 

Subscriptions and donations 1,210 00 

Admission fees . . . 585 00 

Income from investments 9,387 01 
Investments matured and 

bonds sold . . 15,981 96 



$30,275 64 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 

(including furnishings) 
Donations 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$2,838 77 
5,238 61 



17,125 36 
300 00 


$25,502 74 

4,753 53 

19 37 



$30,275 64 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$59,578.25; value of investments, $168,762.63. 



BERTRAM HOME FOR AGED MEN, 114 Derby St., Salem, ancorporated 

1877.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

George H. Shattuck, President; William 0. Chapman, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Mrs. Martha L. Whittlesey, Matron. 

Home for aged men of good character, at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Salem for ten years. 

Number aided during year, 16. Number of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 women. 



232 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Investments matured . 
Miscellaneous 



$1,281 

7,811 

2,129 

152 


77 
14 
38 
51 


$11,374 80 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Prox-isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,600 


78 


. 2,920 


48 


165 


61 


451 


60 


22 


78 


322 


28 


. $6,483 


53 


. 3,405 


00 


. 1,486 


27 



$11,374 80 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500;. value of investments, $141,569.60. 



THE CHILDREN'S ISLAND SANITARIUM, Children's Island, Salem Harbor 
(off Marblehead). Also Winter Home, Goodwin Court, Marblehead. (In- 
corporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Philip L. Saltonstall, President; Joel E. Goldthwait, M.D., Sec- 
retary; Augustus Hemenway, Treasurer; Miss Lucy W. Davis, 
Superintendent. 

The care of weak and sickly children of both sexes, mostly be- 
tween the ages of four and twelve years, without distinction of 
color, nationality, creed, or residence, and without exaction of any 
payment. 

Number aided during year, 184. Number of beds, 75. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 3 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . S719 76 

Subscriptions and donations 11,770 29 

Bequests . . . . 19,063 90 

Income from investments . 2,399 68 

Building fund . . . 218 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 51 54 



$34,823 17 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and suppUes 
Repairs and improvements 
Clothing and laundrv 
Rent . . ' . 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Boat account 
Insurance . 
Transportation . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. 85,352 


48 


. 3,608 


38 


. 1,365 


98 


432 


85 


1,050 00 


487 


39 


268 


10 


346 


10 


408 


75 


153 


76 


258 


45 


. S13,732 


24 


. 18,901 


59 


. 2,189 


34 



834,823 17 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purpose? 
$25,000; value of investments, $55,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



233 



THE CITY ORPHAN ASYLUM, 215 Lafayette St., Salem. (Incorporated 1871.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1908. 

Most Rev. W. H. O'Connell, D.D., President; Sister Mary 
Teresa, Secretary; Sister Bridget M. Cleary, Treasurer and 
Matron. 

An asylum for orphans and abandoned children, and for old 
ladies and invalids. 

Xumber aided during year, 486, viz., 194 paying, 161 partly 
paying, 131 free. Xumber of beds, 290. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 29, viz., 2 men, 27 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



Sl,681 


32 


1,600 


4b 


50 


00 


14,291 


39 


324 


00 


191 


84 


S18,139 


01 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest on mortgage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. S2,867 


81 


. 8,070 


43 


995 


60 


. 1,697 


51 


266 


50 


. 3,804 


02 


211 


55 


. $17,913 


42 


225 


59 



S18,139 01 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$73,000; value of investments, $8,100. 



ESSEX COUNTY HOMCEOPATHIC HOSPITAL, 9 Oliver St., Salem. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

Xathaniel A. Ver}', President; Eev. Alfred Manchester, Secre- 
tary; Josiah H. Gifford, Treasurer. 

To maintain a hospital in Salem, under homoeopathic auspices. 
Hospital temporarily closed. 



THE PLUMMER FARM SCHOOL OF REFORM FOR BOYS, Winter Island, 
Salem. (Incorporated 1855.) 

Report for year ending December 26, 1907. 

J. T. Mahoney, President; John B. Tivnan, Secretary; George 
H. Allen, Treasurer; Charles A. Johnson, Superintendent. 

For the reformation of boys sentenced by court, sent from Salem 
almshouse, placed by parents, or homeless. 

Number aided during year, 48, viz., 34 partly paying, 14 free. 
Xnmber of beds, 30. 

Xumber of paid officers or emplo3'ees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



234 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Farm account 

Shop account 

Investment paid 



$4,646 


17 


1,586 


72 


6,521 


53 


902 


30 


801 


96 


1,406 


75 


$15,865 43 1 



Salaries and wages 
House expense . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



$2,408 00 

3,460 00 

35 63 

$5,903 63 
9,961 80 

$15,865 43 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $131,744.16. 



SALEM FEMALE CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Salem. (Incorporated 1804.) 

Report for year ending May 7, 1908. 

Mrs. E. Ellen Wolcott, First Directress; Miss Mary S. Cleveland, 
Secretary; Miss Mary W. Nichols, Treasurer. 

Eelief to indigent women, preferably of American birth. 
Number aided during year, 73. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$83 22 

167 00 

1,017 92 

175 13 



$1,443 27 



Cr. 



Distributed 
Miscellaneous 



Total expenses 
Investments during j'^ear 
Cash on hand 



$1,225 
5 


00 
00 


$1,230 00 

212 00 

1 27 



$1,443 27 



Value of investments, $21,948.81. 

SALEM HOSPITAL, 31 Charter St., Salem. (Incorporated 1873.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Arthur W. West, President; Edward L. Millett, Clerk and Treas- 
urer; Miss Julia M. Leach, Superintendent. 

Treatment of sick and disabled persons. 

Number aided during year, 960, viz., 137 paying, 473 partly 
paying, 350 free. Number of beds, 102. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 53, viz., 7 men, 46 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Investments matured and 
sold . . . . 

Money borrowed 
Miscellaneous 



$2,703 
636 


48 
15 


14,456 
18,229 
14,523 


94 
50 
90 


19,034 
16,000 


06 
00 


96 


57 


$85,680 60 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs, medicines, and surgi- 
cal supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Interest 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$13,663 51 
15,972 97 



. 3,984 47 


. 4,961 


68 


. 4,890 


10 


505 


63 


. 4,815 


73 


. $48,794 09 


. 36,144 


42 


742 


09 



$85,680 60 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



235 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$248,851.95; value of investments, $223,107.77. 

SALEM SEAMEN'S ORPHAN AND CHILDREN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 7 Car- 
penter St., Salem. (Incorporated 1841.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Mrs. N. W. Osgood, President; Miss Ellen A. Brown, Secretary; 
John G. Waters, Treasurer; Miss Margaret H. Barrows, Matron. 

Home for the care and education of destitute children, at least 
one and one-half years of age, of Protestant parentage, and without 
mental or physical defect. Boys not retained after the age of seven. 

Number aided during year, 68, viz., 17 paying, 25 partly paying, 
26 free. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$537 87 

9,728 22 

1,486 75 

6.124 31 



$17,877 15 



Cr, 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,846 80 

. 3,054 47 

742 49 


425 


94 


19 


00 


330 90 


. $7,419 
. 10,266 


60 
09 


191 


46 



$17,877 15 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$21,000; value of investments, $112,358.60. 

THE SAMARITAN SOCIETY, 12 Federal St., Salem. (Incorporated 1881.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

Emily F. Hill, President; Clara E. Rowell, Secretary; Mary F. 
Robinson, Treasurer. 

To assist the aged and worthy poor. 
Number aided during year, 131. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,676 78 

Subscriptions and donations 352 50 

Bequests . . . 550 00 

Income from investments . 531 69 

Investments withdrawn . 2,540 60 

Miscellaneous . . . 58 05 



$5,709 62 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Board and rent . 
Sickness . 
Fuel 
Miscellaneous 

•Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $211 


00 


. 1,185 


00 


253 


00 


29 


01 


27 


35 


. $1,705 


36 


. 2,553 


02 


1,451 


24 



$5,709 62 



Value of investments, $14,826. 



236 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



SEAMEN'S WIDOW AND ORPHAN ASSOCIATION, Salem. (Incorporated 

1844.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. William F. Ash ton, President; Miss Abbie K. Woodbury, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

Relief to widows and orphans of seamen. 

Number aided during year, 67. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$10 50 

2,741 30 

89 71 



$2,841 51 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Printing and postage . 
To widows and orphans 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 



$200 


00 


547 


81 


12 


04 


2,075 36 




40 


$2,835 


61 


5 


90 


$2,841 


51 



Value of investments, $62,681.98. 



Sharon. 

SHARON SANATORIUM, Everett St., Sharon. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending December 1, 1907. 

Prof. William T. Sedgwick, President; Mrs. Charles A. Porter, 
Secretary; Nathaniel H. Stone, Treasurer; Miss Alice R. Hodges, 
Superintendent. 

Treatment of women of limited means in the first stages of con- 
sumption, who are cared for at a very low rate. 

Number aided during year, 35, all partly paying. Number of 
beds, 22. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 3 men, 12 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Bonds collected . 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



. $2,990 


00 


Salaries and wages 


$4,704 34 


s 9,671 


70 


Pro\dsions and supphes 


5,788 88 


. 39,339 


80 


Drugs and medicines . 


277 04 


. 4,529 


00 


Repairs and improvements 


2,094 19 


302 


65 


Stable expenses 


264 78 


. 5,000 


00 


Heating and lighting . 


1,583 40 


109 


30 


Printing and postage . 


97 35 






Insurance 


477 82 






Loan paid 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


910 49 






1,400 49 




$17,598 78 






Investments during 3'ear 


38,793 92 






Cash on hand 


5,549 75 


$61,942 


45 


$61,942 45 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



237 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000; value of investments, $53,260. 

BOSTON INSTITUTE SEASHORE HOME, Lake St., Sharon. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for j-ear ending December 31, 1907. 

Charles C. Parsons, President; Daniel L. Smith, Secretary; F. 
F. McLeod, Treasurer; Eev. M. R. Deming, Superintendent. 

To care for orphan or half -orphan boys and give vacations to 
poor women and children. 

Number aided during year, 3,685. Number of beds, 140. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 4 men, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S128 49 

Subscriptions and donations 8,709 96 

Income from investments . 442 75 

Sale of wood, milk, stock, etc. 744 59 

Sale of land at Beachmont . 850 GO 

Miscellaneous . . . 180 00 



$11,055 79 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Finishing and furnishing 

Lake Shore Home . 
Purchase of stock 
Insurance and taxes . 
Interest 

Car fares and railroad fares 
Freight and express . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,076 


64 


. 3,024 


35 


. 1,059 


16 


225 


00 


170 


60 


408 


79 


896 


94 


221 


00 


238 


70 


686 


37 


453 


60 


339 


50 


133 


83 


. $10,934 48 


121 


31 



$11,055 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$11,000; value of investments, $25,000. 



SOMERVILLE. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF SOMERVILLE, Oilman Sq., Somerville. (In- 
corporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending December 9, 1907. 

Rev. Charles L. Noyes, President; Mrs. George Whiting, Sec- 
retary; Nathan H. Reed, Treasurer; Miss Emma S. Keyes, Agent. 

Securing the concurrent and harmonious action of the different 
societies in Somerville, in order to raise the needy above the need 
of relief, prevent begging and imposition, diminish pauperism, en- 
courage thrift, self-dependence, and industry, etc. " Stamp savings 
system " for children carried on. 

Number of cases investigated, 108. 

Number of paid oflBcers or employees, 2 women. 



238 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . S20 54 

Subscriptions and donations 989 84 



$1,010 38 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppUt 
Rent 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$448 00 

337 60 

120 00 

13 45 

$919 05 
91 33 

$1,010 38 



SOMERVILLE BOYS' CLUB, Washington St., corner Bonner Ave., Somerville. 

(Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Sam Walter Foss, President; Jolm R. Gow, Secretary; Frederic 
W. Stone, Treasurer; Walter E. Dillon, Superintendent. 

To keep bo3^s from the street, and furnish non-sectarian enter- 
tainment and instruction. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$962 80 


Salaries and wages 


$1,171 80 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,095 14 


Heating and lighting . 


119 79 


Interest on deposit 


14 45 


Printing and postage . 


107 79 


Class work 


140 55 


Camp supphes . 


154 59 


Entertainment . 


89 50 


Tools, games, furniture, etc 


168 67 


Miscellaneous 


5 00 


Expense, food fair, etc. 


86 57 






Telephone 


30 70 






Fire insurance . 


12 50 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


14 45 




$1,866 86 






Cash on hand . 


440 58 




$2,307 44 


$2,307 44 



SOMERVILLE CHILDREN'S HOME AND DAY NURSERY ASSOCIATION, 

49 Day St., West Somerville. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Daniel W. Sanborn, President; Mrs. Helen E. Heald, Recording 
Secretary; Miss E. A. Waters, Corresponding Secretary; Horace 
A. Houdlett, Treasurer; Mrs. Dennis, Matron. 

To establish a home for Protestant children. 

First year not completed. 



SOMERVILLE HOME FOR THE AGED, 7 Grand View Ave., Somerville. (In- 
corporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Clara P. Haven, President; Eebecca S. Waldron, Secretary; 
Achsa M. Mills, Treasurer; Esther D. Balkham, Superintendent. 

Home for persons at least sixty years of age, residents of Somer- 
ville for five years. Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



PartIL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



239 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . $120 22 

Subscriptions and donations 1,984 07 
Bequests . . . .2,100 00 

Income from investments . 714 21 



$4,918 50 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\nsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Investments during j'ear 
Cash on hand 



$585 


84 


357 


67 


181 


00 


232 


67 


44 


22 


$1,401 


40 


3,101 


13 


415 


97 


$4,918 50 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,500; value of investments, $22,759.40. 



SOMERVILLE HOSPITAL, Crocker St., Somerville. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Luke W. Farmer, President; Frederic W. Stone, Secretary; 
Albert W. Edmands, Treasurer; Alma C. Hogle, Matron. 

Treatment of persons who need medical or surgical attendance 
during temporary sickness or injury. 

iSTumber aided during year, 516, viz., 344 paying, 172 free. 
Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid oflScers or employees, 33, viz., 3 men, 30 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$3,959 71 


Salaries and wages 


$7,755 30 


Subscriptions and donations 


12,359 22 


Provisions and supplies 


5,312 93 


Bequests .... 


1,000 00 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,695 26 


On account of persons aided . 


10,654 21 


Repairs and improvements 


5,010 52 


Income from investments 




Heating and lighting . 


2,567 10 


and deposits . 


700 29 


Printing and postage . 


388 52 


Drawn from savings bank , 


1,269 49 


Interest . 


703 40 






Insurance 


279 98 






Miscellaneous 


1,080 S3 






Total expenses 


$24,793 84 






Investments during year 


4,416 59 






Cash on hand 


732 49 




$29,942 92 


$29,942 92 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$63,694.47; value of investments, $18,228.85. 



SOMERVILLE HOSPITAL LADIES' AID ASSOCIATION, Crocker St 
ville. (Incorporated 1893.) 

1908. 



Somer- 



Report for year ending May 3] 

Mrs. James F. Beard, President; Mrs. Charles H. Yose, Secre- 
tary; Miss ^lartlia A. Vinal, Treasurer. 

To aid the Somerville Hospital in its cliaritable work. 
Number aided during year, 12, viz., 1 partly paying, 11 free. 



240 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 
Membership fees 
Entertainments . 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



S2,297 37 


Supplies for hospital . 


$609 79 


39 00 


Printing and postage . 


39 67 


43 01 


Furnishings 


500 00 


238 00 


Free beds . 


500 00 


141 30 


Miscellaneous 


62 10 


15 64 






Total expenses 


. $1,711 56 




Cash on hand . 


. 1,062 76 


$2,774 32 


$2,7f4 32 



VISITING NURSING ASSOCIATION OF SOMERVILLE, Somerville. (Incor- 
porated 1906.) 

Report for year ending April 15, 1908. 

Mrs. Beulah A. Hanscom, President; Mrs. Grace L. Avery, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Clara A. Hill, Treasurer. 

To furnish trained nurses to residents of Somerville at twenty- 
five cents a visit, or without recompense to families who cannot 
afford to pay. 

Number of calls made by nurses during year, 3,723, or 598 per- 
sons; 1,119 free calls. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 



$422 79 
564 50 

747 58 



$1,734 87 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Supplies . 

Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,566 00 

17 30 

20 47 

$1,603 77 

131 10 

$1,734 87 



WASHINGTON STREET DAY NURSERY OF SOMERVILLE, 144 Washington 
St., Somerville. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Mrs. A. R. Robertson, President; Mrs. C. P. Battelle, Secretary; 
Mrs. J. Abbott Clark, Treasurer; Miss E. E. Mason, Superintending 
Matron. 

Temporary care of children whose parents are benefited by such 
assistance. 

Number aided during year, 90, viz., 55 paying, 20 partly paying, 
15 free. Number of beds, 3. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,814 32 

Subscriptions and donations 794 39 

On account of persons aided . 151 30 

Income from investments . 57 25 



$2,817 26 

Value of investments, $1,149. 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$667 52 


Pro\dsions and supplies 


294 23 


Rent 


240 00 


Heating and lighting . 


104 25 


Miscellaneous 


56 15 


Total expenses 


. $1,362 15 


Cash on hand 


. 1,455 11 




$2,817 26 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



241 



Spencer. 

SPENCER GOOD SAMARITAN ASSOCIATION, 4 Pleasant St., Spencer. (In- 
corporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Edward A. Murdock, President; Mrs. Clara B. Howland, Secre- 
tary; Miss Elida M. Capen, Treasurer. 

To loan articles to the sick and injured, equip and maintain 
rooms for treatment of emergency cases, etc. 

Xumber aided during year, 125. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand ■. . . $162 62 

Subscriptions and donations 4.5 50 



S208 12 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$10 GO 
.35 25 



$45 25 
162 87 



$208 12 



Springfield. 

THE GOOD SHEPHERD ASSOCIATION OF SPRINGFIELD, Wilbraham Road, 
Springfield. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, President; Edward A. Hall, Secre- 
tary; Elizabeth Falvey, Treasurer; Annie Ginaud, Superintendent. 

Reformation and protection of girls and young women, and 
teaching of domestic usefulness, without restriction of race, creed, 
or condition. 

Xumber aided during year, 181, viz., 10 paying, 7 partly paying, 
164 free. Number of beds, 135. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Rent of cottage, and farm 

products 
Industries .... 
Mortgage .... 
Loan, without interest 



.Sl,218 50 


2,840 


73 


1,3.53 


09 


512 


76 


10,899 


66 


27,400 


00 


5,000 


00 


.S49,224 


74 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Taxes, interest, and insur- 
ance 
Heating and lighting . 
Telephone, postage, freight, 

and express 
Building St. Agnes Indus- 
trial School 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,398 48 
7,744 10 
3,530 47 

2,109 21 
1,138 70 

299 88 

32,920 97 



$49,141 81 
82 93 

$49,224 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corjiorate purposes^ 
^^,000 ; value of machinery, $5,350. 



242 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



HAMPDEN COUNTY CHILDREN'S AID ASSOCIATION, 5 Court House Place, 

Springfield. (Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending January 5, 1908. 

Mrs. T. 0. Bemis, President; Mrs. J. D. Alexander, Recording 
Secretary; Miss Jennie E. Bowman, Corresponding Secretary; 
Mrs. J. Stuart Kirkham, Treasurer; Orrin G. Cash, Agent. 

To provide homes for destitute children, and for the prevention 
of cruelt)^ to children. 

Number aided during year, 501. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Annual fair 



Cr. 



S13,211 


47 


Salaries and wages 


Sl,300 00 


1,182 


44 


Rent . . . . 


380 00 


492 


89 


Printing and postage . 


81 95 


1,935 


70 


Expenses of agent 


32 95 






Care and clotliing of children 


290 92 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


45 86 




82,131 68 






Investments during year 


5,607 50 






Cash on hand . ' . 


9,083 32 


816,822 


50 


$16,822 50 



Value of investments, $21,572.76. 

THE HORACE SMITH FUND, Springfield. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1908. 

Arthur B. West, President and Treasurer; Charles H. Barrows, 
Clerh. 

To aid worthy charitable, educational, and religious objects, 
especially young persons seeking education. 

Number aided during year, 62. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Donations 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
From principal of fund 


87,428 85 

25,000 00 

1,368 25 

2,139 00 

1,000 00 


Cr. 

Amounts paid to benefi- 
ciaries .... 89,612 88 
Miscellaneous . . . 166 11 


Total expenses . . 89,778 99 
Investments during 3'ear . 8,843 75 
Cash on hand . . . 18,313 36 




836,936 10 


$36,936 10 



Value of investments, $71,911.56. 



INDUSTRIAL HOUSE CHARITIES, 78 Bliss St. and 23 Pendleton Ave., Spring- 
field. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Mrs. C. D. Hosley, President; Mrs. George Ehoads, Secretary; 
Miss Martha M. Mills, Treasurer; Mrs. E. E. Van de Carr, Super- 



PartIL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



243 



intendent of Laundry; Mrs. Rankin and Mrs. Ma}r, Matrons of 
Nurseries. 

To aid poor women through (1) employment bureau, (2) laun- 
dr}^ (3) care for their children through working hours. 

Xumber aided during year, not stated. 

Nu-mber of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Nursery fees 

Laundry .... 
Miscellaneous 



$189 27 
1,308 03 
581 70 
516 96 
3,128 01 
1,601 37 



$7,325 34 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $4,762 
. 1,111 


65 
67 


214 


74 


120 


00 


442 


19 


62 


57 


494 


46 


. $7,208 28 
117 06 



$7,325 34 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$29,500; value of investments, $11,025. 



MERCY HOSPITAL, 233 Carew St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Et. Rev. Thos. D. Beaven, D.D., President; Rev. Thomas Smyth, 
Secretary; Mother Mary of Providence, Treasurer; Sister Mary 
Vincent, Superior. 

Surgical and medical treatment of temporary cases. 

Xumber aided during year, 1,920, viz., 1,737 paying, 79 partly 
paying, 104 free. Number of beds, 150. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 75, viz., 7 men, 68 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided . 
Loan . . . . 

Miscellaneous 



$134 09 1 


3,856 


24 


5,000 


00 


42,612 


70 


15,150 


00 


113 


44 


$66,866 


47 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Telejihone and water tax 
Interest 
Construction account . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$5,960 


18 


18,572 83 


3,829 


19 


773 


70 


3,905 


32 


5()3 


93 


749 


21 


3,977 


06 


. 28,432 


07 


. $06,763 


49 


102 


98 



$66,866 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$150,000. 



244 



STATE BOABD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE PARTICULAR COUNCIL OF THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 
OF SPRINGFIELD, MASS., Springfield. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Edward A. Hall, President; Charles H. Maloney, Secretary; 
Daniel Dunn, Treasurer. 

Care of orphans and dependent children, and charitable work 
among the poor. 

Number aided during year, 823. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $507 70 

Subscriptions and donations 9,565 00 



$10,072 70 



Cr. 
Pro\'isions and supplies . $3,842 43 
Board and tuition of children 5,763 66 



Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$9,606 09 
466 61 

$10,072 70 



SPRINGFIELD HOME FOR AGED MEN, 74 Walnut St., Springfield. (Incor- 
porated 1897.) 

Report for year ending Februar}- 18, 1908. 

Charles H. Barrows, President; Irving S. Pulsifer, Treasurer; 
Mrs. Anna S. Dewey, Matron. 

Establishing and maintaining a home for the benefit of worthy 
old men. 

Number aided during year, 6, viz., 4 partly paying, 2 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 5. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
PaArments on loans 
Investments sold 
Rents 
Miscellaneous 



$1,129 06 

5 12 

287 63 

2,659 21 

1,400 00 

305 00 

224 00 

5 00 



$6,015 02 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro^'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Taxes, water rates, and in 

surance . 
IVIiscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$723 


75 


664 


36 


434 


11 


165 


81 


2 


00 


90 


41 


101 


79 


. $2,182 23 


. 2,883 


00 


949 


79 



$6,015 02 



Value of property o\\Tied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
^,600; value of investments, $53,195. 



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245 



SPRINGFIELD HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 471 Chestnut St., Springfield. 

(Incorporated 1884.; 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Mrs. Mary D. Chapman, President; William P. Draper, Secre- 
tary; Frederick Harris, Treasurer; Julia Fletcher, Superintendent. 

Home for aged women at least sixty-five years of age, residents 
of Springfield. Admission, $500, and conveyance of property to 
Home. 

Xumber aided during year, 33. Xumber of beds, 40. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, G, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

Income from investments 
Loans paid 



$3,222 


39 


1,506 


08 


4,812 


10 


6,080 34 1 


805 


00 


$16,425 91 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$3,066 92 
5,046 76 



$8,113 68 


7,381 


17 


931 


06 



$16,425 91 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $146,851.62. 



SPRINGFIELD HOMES FOR FRIENDLESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN, 136 

Williams St. and 37 Buckingham St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending January' 16, 1908. 

Mrs. William C. Warren, President; Mrs. J. H. Carmichael, 
Secretary; Mrs. George B. Joslyn, Treasurer; Miss Elizabeth B. 
Epstein, Superintendent Women's Home; Miss Jennie C. Piatt, 
Superintendent Children's Home. 

Temporary homes for destitute women and children, residents of 
Springfield or vicinity. 

Xumber aided during year, 315, viz., 126 paying, 26 partly pay- 
ing, 163 free. Number of beds, 78. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 2 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand $409 89 

Subscriptions and donations 1,395 49 

Bequests .... 742 49 

On account of persons aided . 1,436 26 

Income from investments 17,658 71 



S21,642 84 



Salaries and wages 
ProWsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Furnishings 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $4,015 

3,594 

625 


81 
27 
77 


922 


43 


61 


30 


373 


26 


241 


89 


. $9,834 
8,713 


73 
75 


3,094 


36 


$21,642 


84 



246 



STATE BO-AJID OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,800; value of investments, $130,079.79. 



THE SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL, North Chestnut St., Springfield. (Incorpo- 
rated 1883.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1907. 

George Dwight Pratt, President; Charles H. Beckwith, Secre- 
tary; George H. Kemater, Treasurer; Charles H. Cram, Superin- 
tendent; Elizabeth Gibson, Matron and Superintendent of Nurses. 

Care of sick, — chronic, insane, and contagious diseases ex- 
cepted. 

Xumber aided during year, 1,337, viz., 1,297 paying, 40 free. 
Xumber of beds, 100. 

Xumber of paid oflBcers or employees, 67, viz., 9 men, 58 women. 



Dr. 






Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$2,141 


46 


Salaries and wages 


$10,101 79 


Subscriptions and donations 


4,314 


57 


Pro\-isions and supphes 


15,474 67 


On account of persons aided . 


38,836 


39 


Drugs and medicines . 


4,324 21 


Income from investments . 


4,918 


28 


Repairs and improvements 


7,452 56 


Miscellaneous 


739 


22 


Interest and insurance 
Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Laundry work . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


1,723 71 
5,522 00 
793 17 
2,075 93 
1,885 96 




$49,354 00 








Cash on hand . 


1,595 92 




$50,949 


92 


$50,949 92 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$134,000; value of investments, $100,000. 



THE SPRINGFIELD RESCUE MISSION, 74 Elm St., Springrfield. (Incorpo- 
rated 1894.) 

R.eport for year ending December 31, 1908. 

E. B. Currier, President; Mrs. Henrietta A. Wilcox, Secretary; 
Eichard Garrettson, Treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. Julius L. Cummings, 
Superintendents. 

To uplift and help men who are in need, and provide a temporary 
home for them, and to hold public religious services every evening 
in the year. 

Xumber aided during year, 2,050, viz., 500 paying, 750 partly 
paying, 800 free. Xumber of beds, 65. 

Xumber of paid oflScers or employees, 2 men. 



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247 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . S3, 155 83 


Salaries and wages 


S928 00 


Subscriptions and donations 4,807 12 


Provisions and suppUes 


448 55 


Bequests . . . . 500 00 


Repairs and improvements . 


183 14 


On account of persons aided . 602 00 


Rent . . . . 


320 00 


From mortgage on Mission 


Heating and lighting . 


214 00 


property . . . 12,000 00 


Printing and postage . 
Paid out on new Mission 


60 85 




building 


17,121 09 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


77 63 




$19,353 26 




Cash on hand 


1,711 69 


$21,064 95 


$21,064 95 



Value of property oT^Tied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$33,000. 



UNION RELIEF ASSOCIATION, 10 Court House Place, Springfield. (Incorpo- 
rated 1886.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

Edward S. Bradford, President; E. R. Whiting, Secretary; 
Joseph C. Allen, Treasurer. 

Investigation, registration, friendly visiting, small savings, tem- 
porary material aid. 

Number aided during year, not definitely stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$359 29 

1,298 99 

132 77 

717 18 

136 00 



$2,644 23 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Rent 

Printing and postage . 

Board of consumptives at 

Rutland 
Nursing cases 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $865 


44 


642 


71 


197 


00 


150 


77 


46 


57 


32 


00 


90 


06 


. $2,024 


55 


619 


68 



$2,644 23 



Value of investments, $30,448.75. 



WESSON MATERNITY HOSPITAL, High St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1906.) 

William W. McClench, President; Ealph W. Ellis, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Treating and caring for women during the lying-in period, and 
women who, during pregnancy, are suffering from any of its dis- 
eases, complications, or accidents; also for the care and treatment 
of infants bom of patients while in said hospital. 

Not yet opened. 



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WESSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, 132 High St., Springfield. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for j'ear ending December 31, 1907. 

Alfred N. Mayo, President; William W. McClench, Secretary; 
Edward 0. Sutton, Treasurer; Lydia A. MacKinney, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care of the sick, and rendering of service usual to hospitals. 

Number aided during year, 475, viz., 378 paying, 35 partly pay- 
ing, 62 free. Number of beds, 65. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 36, viz., 5 men, 31 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $5,126 40 

Subscriptions and donations 94 92 

On account of persons aided . 17,129 66 

Income from investments . 11,083 05 



$33,434 03 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$7,802 66 


Provisions and supphes 


8,906 03 


Drugs and medicines . 


2,093 71 


Repairs and improvements . 


3,337 57 


Rent .... 


19 00 


Heating and lighting . 


3,545 98 


Printing and postage . 


112 23 


Laundry .... 


1,500 74 


Insurance, interest, and tele- 




phone .... 


215 28 



Total expenses . . $27,533 20 

Investments during vear . 5,068 75 
Cash on hand . ' . . 832 08 



$33,434 03 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$230,000; value of investments, $255,000. 

Stoneham. 

HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE IN STONEHAM, Stoneham. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Prof. Edgar L. Patch, President; Mrs. Mary W. Souther, Sec- 
retary; William 0. Eichardson, Treasurer. 

Home for people of good character, at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Stoneham for at leaet ten years, or having settlement 
in Stoneham. Entrance fee, not less than $200. 

Cash on hand, $3,971.84. 

Xot yet opened. 



NEW ENGLAND SANITARIUM AND BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, Stone- 
ham. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

H. F. Ketring, President; W. Milton Lee, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; W. E. Bliss, M.D., Superintendent. 

For educational and charitable purposes, including lectures, 
treatment of the sick, surgical operations, etc. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



249 



Number aided during year, 1,130, viz., 1,035 paying, 84 partly 
paying, 11 free. Number of beds, 89. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 64, viz., 21 men, 43 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Money borrowed 
Rents and interest 
Miscellaneous 



$333 


16 


1,401 


20 


38,541 


13 


9,934 


35 


439 


00 


37 


50 


$50,686 34 , 



cv. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest and insurance 
Heating, lighting, and water 
Printing and postage . 
P^urniture . 

Freight and transportation 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Sll, 
13, 

11, 

4, 
6, 
1, 



245 71 
339 01 
204 20 
072 41 
375 59 
321 88 
109 60 
879 31 
191 21 



$49,738 92 
947 42 

$50,686 34 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$100,000. 

Stovs^. 

RED ACRE FARM INCORPORATED, Stow. (Incorporated 1906.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

Dr. Edward W. Emerson, President; Henry C. Merwin, Sec- 
retary; Miss Harriet G. Bird, Treasurer and- Manager. 

Charitable hospital, home, and rest for horses. 

Number aided during year, 181, viz., 18 paying, 8 partly pay- 
ing, 155 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $460 20 

Subscriptions and donations 4,038 50 

Bequests . . . 1,100 00 

On account of horses aided . 1,825 01 



$7,423 71 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$1,945 84 


Pro\'isions and supplies 


2,226 44 


Repairs and improvements 


689 52 


Shoeing and freight . 


140 81 


Printing and postage . 


295 28 


Old horses 


623 40 


Telephone 


67 28 


Miscellaneous 


177 88 


Total expenses 


$6,166 40 


Investments during year 


1,100 00 


Cash on hand 


157 31 



$7,423 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,283 ; value of investments, $1,100. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Taunton. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF TAUNTON, 61 Main St., Taunton. (Incorpo- 
rated 1883.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Frederick E. Austin, President; Eev. J. H. Metcalf, Secretary; 
E. E. Eichards, Treasurer; Miss Bertha J. Southwick, General 
Secretary. 

To promote efficient cooperation between public and private chari- 
ties, to help the poor to help themselves, to expose fraud and im- 
posture, and to send, as far as possible, a friendly visitor to each 
needy family. 

Number aided during year, 423. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



S17 48 
1,159 98 



SI, 177 46 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Rent 

Printing and postage . 
Telephone 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$517 


50 


337 


86 


96 


00 


19 


29 


24 


07 


38 


71 


. Sl,033 


43 


144 


03 



Sl,177 46 



HEBREW LADIES' HELPING HAND SOCIETY OF TAUNTON, 147 Bay St. 
Taunton. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Ester Goldstein, President; Annie Goldstein, Treasurer. 
Helping the poor and needy Hebrews of Taunton, and main- 
taining headquarters for meetings. 
First year not completed. 



TAUNTON BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION OF TAUNTON, 26 Court St., Taunton, 
Mass. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Col. Peter H. Corr, President; William S. Woods, Secretary; 
J. Fred Barden, Jr., Treasurer; Arnold E. Barnes, Superintendent. 

To provide and maintain rooms for the moral, physical, intel- 
lectual, and social improvement of boys. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 3 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 



SI, 891 55 
40 90 



$1,932 45 



I Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent . . 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 



$1 



,106 00 
64 83 

336 00 
90 48 

264 11 
71 03 



$1,932 45 



Part II. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



251 



TAUNTON FEMALE CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION, 96 Broadway, Taunton. 

(Incorporated 1829.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Jane M. Seaver, President; Mrs. Charles T. Hubbard, Sec- 
retary; Miss Maria \Y. Baylies, Treasurer; Mrs. Lucy Dunbar, 
Matron. 

Home for women at least sixty years of age, residents of Taun- 
ton for ten years. Admission, $200, and conveyance of property to 
Home. 

Number aided during year, 15. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


5 $492 30 


Income from investments 


1,638 


56 


Admission fee 


200 


00 


Sales 


465 


99 


Bank tax rebate 


167 


74 


Miscellaneous 


503 


12 




$3,467 


71 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\asions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Water and telephone . 
Heating and lighting . 
Undertaker 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments din-ing year 



. $1,183 


27 


. 1,206 


14 


133 


65 


46 


91 


506 


48 


70 


00 


10 


60 


. $3,163 


05 


304 


66 



$3,467 71 



Value of property o^\^led and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,500; value of investments, $42,285.99. 



TAUNTON HOSPITAL COMPANY, 88 Washington St., Taunton. (Incorpo- 
rated 1888.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Silas Dean Presbrey, M.D., President; Martha Perry, M.D., Sec- 
retary; Orville A. Barker, Treasurer; Miss Ella Sears, Super- 
intendent. 

Relief to sick and wounded, and education of nurses. 

Number aided during year, 428, viz., 206 paying, 192 partly 
paying, 30 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 19, viz., 1 man, 18 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$1,271 


40 


2,560 


86 


1,952 


50 


9,645 


68 


714 


84 ' 


15 


00 


$16,160 28 



• Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and ligliting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Ca-sh on hand 



. $4,435 07 


. 3,836 


83 


. 1,.596 


00 


. 1,158 


87 


. 1,916 


76 


966 


95 


. $13,910 


48 


. 2,249 


80 



$16,160 28 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$56,000; value of investments, $17,871.30. 



252 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



TiSBURY. 

THE VINEYARD HAVEN SANITARIUM, Tisbury. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending July 16, 1908. 

, President; Everett Allen Davis, Secretary and 

Treasurer; Dr. Samuel T. Davis, Superintendent. 

Free treatment of surgical and medical cases; experimental re- 
search in dietetics, therapeutics, and surgery; and the care and 
treatment of invalids suffering from disease of any nature, except- 
ing those of a contagious, tuberculous, alcoholic, or insane char- 
acter. 

Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 3 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 



$2,271 10 
1.021 62 



$3,292 72 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 


. $1,425 89 

385 17 

157 48 

5 00 

801 42 


Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


. $2,774 96 
517 76 



$3,292 72 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000. 

Wakefield. 

WAKEFIELD HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 5 Bennet St., Wakefield. (In- 
corporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Mrs. Abbie E. C. Eaton, President; Mrs. Mary E. Gowing, Sec- 
retary; Miss Eunice A. Wiley, Treasurer; Mrs. Emma F. Howland, 
Matron. 

Home for Protestant women over sixty years of age, residents 
of Wakefield for ten years. Admission, $150, furniture for room, 
and conveyance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $927 65 

On account of persons aided . 168 00 

Income from investments . 504 09 



$1,599 74 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Water tax 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$643 


75 


460 


89 


42 


20 


22 


05 


258 


76 


32 


00 


86 


19 


. $1,545 


84 


53 


90 



$1,599 74 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



253 



Value of property o\\Tied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of investments, $14,909.35. 

Walpole. 

THE GEORGE BLACKBURN HOSPITAL, Walpole. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Philip N. Allen, Secretary. 
Not yet opened. 

"\VALTHA:Nr. 

FREE READING ROOM, INCORPORATED, 321 Crescent St., Waltham. (In- 
corporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Arthur A. Carey, President; John W. Alline, Secretary; H. B. 
Seikel, Superintendent. 

Industrial classes for women, mechanics' educational classes for 
men, reading room and library for men, women, and children, 
gymnastics and athletics, boys' club, visiting the sick, pastoral care 
and visiting, divine services, Sunday kindergarten, entertainments, 
etc. 

Number aided, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 6 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations S39,634 35 



$39,634 35 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$6,875 28 


Mechanics' classes 


250 56 


Kindergarten 


83 51 


Lectures . 


40 23 


Library 


233 03 


Repairs and improvements 


23,718 80 


Cooking school 


189 47 


Advertising 


1,063 22 


Gv-mnasium 


1,385 46 


Free reading room 


5,794 79 




$39,634 35 



A'alue of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$50,000. 



LELAND HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 21 Newton St., Waltham. (Incorporated 

1879.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Dr. J. W. Willis, President; Mrs. 'M. Louise Warren, Secretary; 
G. B. Willard, Treasurer; Mrs. Emma Schwartz, Matron. 

Hom.e for women of American parentage, at least sixty years of 
age, without incurable disease, residents of Waltham for ton years. 
Admission fee, $150. 

Number aided during year, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



254 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
From mortgage . 
Bonds matured . 



$595 55 

60 00 

1,8G6 07 

1,200 00 

2,000 00 



$5,721 62 



Cr. 

Salaries and w^ages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,084 84 


718 


13 


321 


00 


253 


62 


20 


90 


323 


37 


. $2,721 


86 


. 1,930 


56 


. 1,069 


20 



$5,721 62 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $42,110.34. 

THE WALTHAM BABY HOSPITAL, rear 757 Main St., Waltham. (Incorpo- 
rated 1902.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Miss Ann D. Adams, President; Miss Lily Hurd, Secretary; Mrs. 
Elizabeth J. Worcester, Treasurer. 

Providing a temporary home for the care of sick babies, and 
also of babies who need such care by reason of the sickness, death, 
or other incapacity of their parents. 

Number aided during year, 72, viz., 11 paying, 42 partly paying, 
19 free. Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $0 69 

Subscriptions and donations 1,686 35 

On account of persons aided . 751 20 

Entertainments . . . 764 99 

Miscellaneous . . . 8 20 



$3,211 43 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating, lighting, telephone 

and water 
Printing and postage . 
Return of loan . 
Fire insurance . 
Miscellaneous . ' . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,347 76 


902 


14 


173 


00 


76 


79 


476 


26 


48 38 


100 


00 


50 


40 


10 


17 


. $3,184 90 


26 


53 



$3,211 43 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,500. 



WALTHAM DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION, Waltham. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Mrs. Frank L. Barnes, President; Mrs. Alice W. Burnham, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To give invalids the benefit of trained nursing service for a short 
time each day. 



Part II.l 



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255 



Number aided during year, 467, viz., 296 paying, 171 free. Xum- 
ber of calls during year, 6,050. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S28 76 

Subscriptions and donations 562 00 

On account of persons aided . 848 84 



$1,439 60 



Cr. 

Nursing serN-ice . . . SI, 211 15 

P^o^'isions and supplies . 34 00 

Drugs and medicines . . 42 54 

Nurses' travel . . . 72 96 

Printing and postage . . 34 57 

Total expenses . . SI. 395 22 

Cash on hand . . . 44 38 

81.439 60 



WALTHAM GRADUATE NURSE ASSOCIATION, 716 Main St., Waltham. 
(Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Miss Nellie L. Daniels, President; Miss Emma Glover, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Laroy D. Tinker, Treasurer; Miss M. E. Wellington, 
Registrar. 

To advance the study of the nursing profession, provide facilities 
for its practice, establish a home for needy nurses, and do charity 
work for the poor of the town. 

Number aided during year, 1. 

Number of paid officers or emplo3'ees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Fees and donations 
Interest on deposits 
Rent of rooms (nurses) 
Meals (nurses) 
Miscellaneous 



S360 37 

1,049 06 

6 88 

1,481 40 

540 01 

88 97 



$3,526 69 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro^^sions and supplies 
Laundrj' . 
Interest on loan 
Rent 

Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Telephone 
^Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S880 95 


715 


36 


78 03 


14 


40 


900 


00 


326 


00 


61 


83 


104 


27 


171 


39 


S3,2.52 


23 


274 


46 



$3,526 69 



Value of furniture, $1,000. 



WALTHAM HEBREW ASSOCIATION, 645 Main St., Waltham. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Morris Schwartz, President; Isaac Groterman, Secretary; Aaron 
Wolk, Treasurer. 

For benevolent and charitable purposes among Hebrew residents 
of Waltham. 

No report. 



256 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



WALTHAM HOSPITAL, Hope Ave., Waltham. (Incorporated 1885.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Arthur Lyman, President; Mrs. Alice Burnham, Secretary; Ed- 
win F. Atkins, Treasurer; Florence E. Eoss, Matron. 

Care and treatment of the sick. 

Xiunber aided during year, 752, viz., 556 paying, 12 partly pay- 
ing, 184 free. Xumber of beds, 100. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 3 men, 13 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


S277 


72 


Salaries and wages 


$7,314 32 


Subscriptions and donations 


, 3,323 


86 


Pro\-isions and supphes 


10,712 08 


On account of persons aided 


19.132 


24 


Drugs and medicines . 


2,060 43 


Income from investments 


4,759 


55 


Repairs and improvements 


3,151 51 


Children's free bed 


193 


80 


Insurance . 


208 93 


Borrowed . 


1,050 


00 


Water and ice . 


981 83 


Yeariy free beds 


5,250 


00 


Heating and lighting . 


3,684 76 


Miscellaneous 


1,694 


64 


Printing and postage . 
Interest 

Nursing ser\-ice . 
Ambulance calls 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


468 08 
1,241 56 
3,183 48 

294 00 
2,132 08 




$35,433 06 








Cash on hand 


248 75 




S35,681 


81 


$35,681 81 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$130,395.54; value of other property, $154,349.92, viz., invest- 
ments, $144,349.92; books, furniture, etc., $10,000. 



WALTHAM INVALID AID ASSOCIATION, Waltham. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending May 31, 1908. 

Frederick A. Stearns, President; Miss Rebecca Campbell, Secre- 
tary; Francis C. Mann, Treasurer. 

Care of patients afflicted with incurable or chronic diseases, 
either in their own homes or in homes to be established for that 
purpose. 

Xot yet in operation. 



Watertow?sT. 

BOSTON FLORENCE CRITTENTON HOME SOCIETY, 335 Arlin^on St., 
Watertown. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Rev. William T. Beale, Acting President; Mrs. Annie Warren, 
Secretary; Elizabeth M. McLeod, Treasurer; Mrs. E. 0. Perkins, 
Matron. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



257 



To aid fallen or intemperate women, irrespective of creed, color, 
or age ; and to care for unfortunate children. 

Xumber aided during year, 45, viz., 30 partly paying, 15 free. 
Xumber of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Sales 

Florence Crittenton Circles 
Miscellaneous 



.S459 43 

7,752 90 

603 GO 

13 22 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

13 74 i Heating and lighting . 
103 60 I Printing and postage . 



21 95 



S8,967 84 



Telephone, express, etc. 
Interest and taxes 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S3,348 


62 


1,092 


31 


503 


13 


144 


00 


352 


23 


1,837 


10 


240 


19 


1,024 


20 


98 


71 


. $8,640 


49 


327 


35 


S8,967 


84 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,000. 



FLORENCE CRITTENTON LEAGUE OF COMPASSION, Watertown, and 24 
So. Russell St., Boston. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Rev. A. Z. Conrad, D.D., President; Mrs. A. L. AVarren, Secre- 
tary; 0. P. Gifford, Treasurer; Miss C. P. McXaughton, Matron of 
Home at 2Jf So. Russell St.; Mrs. E. 0. Perkins, Matron of Water- 
toirn Home. 

For the purpose of reclaiming fallen girls and women and main- 
taining suitable homes for them, and engaging in a general rescue 
work in behalf of erring women and men. 

First year not completed. 



SUNNY BANK HOME, 240 School St., Watertown. (Incorporated 1887.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Charles R. Codman, President; B. Preston Clark, Secretary; C. 
H. Watson, Treasurer; William 0. Mann, Superintendent. 

Home for convalescent women and children, preferably for women 
and girls without homes and recovering from medical and surgical 
treatment. 

Number aided during year, 137, viz., 29 paying, 14 partly pay- 
ing, 94 free. Xumber of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



258 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sale of stock 



$75 


00 


28,309 


64 


807 


38 


106 


67 


7 


00 


$29,305 


69 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Prov-isions and supplies 
Repairs antl improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 


$1,327 29 

1,911 73 

123 98 

338 08 

4 62 


Total expenses 
Deficit 
Cash on hand . 


. $3,705 70 
. 5,642 68 
. 19,957 31 

$29,305 69 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,000; value of investments, $19,957.31. 



WATERTOWN ASSOCIATED CHARITIES, Town Hall, Watertown. (Incorpo- 
rated 1897.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

Mrs. L. B. Morse, President; Hiram McGlauflin, Secretary; Mrs. 
Alice M. Silsbee, Treasurer. 

To relieve the worthy poor, find them employment, and help them 
to help themselves. 

Xumber aided during j^ear, 42. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



Cr. 



S3 66 
193 00 


Provisions and supplies 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


. $161 98 

4 85 

12 59 




$179 42 

17 24 


8196 66 


S196 66 



WATERTOWN DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION, 28 Main St., Watertown. 

(Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Alice G. Abbott, President; Miss Maria Brigham, Secre- 
tary; Miss C. Belle Morse, Treasurer; Miss Lillian Ellis, District 
Nurse. 

To provide trained nurses for the sick and injured of limited 
means, and eventually to provide hospital accommodations for the 
sick. 

Xumber aided during year, 224, viz., 205 paying, 4 partly pay- 
ing, 15 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


S547 79 


Salaries and wages 


$897 25 


Subscriptions and donations 


686 41 


Drugs and medicines . 


14 96 


On account of persons aided . 


650 63 


Rent 


24 00 


Interest on deposits 


12 55 


Printing and postage . 


52 50 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


20 65 




. Sl,009 36 






Cash on hand . 


888 02 




S1,S97 38 


$1,897 38 



Part II. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



259 



"VVelleslet. 

THE CONVALESCENT HOME OF THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, Forest St., 
Wellesley Hills. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Oliver W, Peabody, President; Mrs. Henry S. Hunnewell, 
Secretary; Mrs. Horatio G. Curtis^ Treasurer; Sister Katharine, 
Superintendent. 

For the treatment of convalescent patients from the Children's 
Hospital in Boston. 

Number aided during year, 739, viz., 115 paying, 50 partly pay- 
ing, 574 free. Number of beds, 70. 

Number of paid ofiScers or employees, 23, viz., 3 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $21,978 64 

Subscriptions and donations 10,841 .55 

Bequests .... 96,775 10 

On account of persons aided . 3,741 72 

Income from investments . 7,931 65 

Payment of notes . . 50,000 00 



$191,268 66 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Prov-isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Building pavilion and work 

on drains 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand . ' . 



87,556 48 

12,608 73 

858 17 

3,131 24 

243 56 

1,920 90 
2,128 41 



$28,447 49 

156,256 65 

6,564 52 

$191,268 66 



Yalue of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$117,423.74; value of investments, $202,298.65. 



Westfield. 
the shurtleff mission to the children of the destitute, 

Franklin St., Westfield. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending January 10, 1908. 

H. P. Mosele}^ President; E. L. Scott, Secretary; L. P. Lane, 
Treasurer; Miss A. A. Herrick, Matron. 

Home for children of the poor and destitute. 

Number aided during year, 14, viz., 8 paying, 6 free. Number 
of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscrii)tions and donations 
Beciuests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 



.$307 55 

125 34 

2,584 44 

565 55 

1,446 75 



$5,029 63 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provi.sions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



S720 00 

1,142 34 

196 57 

S2,058 91 
2,970 72 

$5,029 63 



260 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000; value of investments, $25,747.22. 



TRUSTEES OF THE NOBLE HOSPITAL, Silver St., Westfield. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Eobert H. Kjieil, President; Elizabeth E. Parker, Secretary; 
George E. Whipple, Treasurer; Eleanor Ryan, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 434, viz., 367 paying, 49 partly pay- 
ing, 18 free. Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22, viz., 2 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscription and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$6,725 98 


4,255 


17 


3,000 


00 


11,493 


14 


30 


00 


20 


07 


$25,524 36 | 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Addition to building . 
Furniture . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $5,959 


29 


. 4,586 


02 


1,.575 


76 


1,145 


00 


. 1,793 


67 


147 


78 


. 3,640 


54 


. 1,122 


17 


. 1,753 


00 


. $21,723 


23 


. 3,801 


13 



$25,524 36 



Value of property o\^Tied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$83,013.09 ; value of investments, $450. 

WESTFIELD HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Silver St., Westfield. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending December 14, 1907. 

L. N. Clark, President; H. B. Putnam, Secretary; C. J. Little, 
Treasurer; Mrs. L. M. Damon, Matron. 
Home for worthy and aged persons. 
Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 6. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $3,643 07 

Subscriptions and donations 1,791 93 

On account of persons aided . 1,072 70 

Income from investments 165 36 



$6,673 06 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $524 14 

Provisions and supplies . 489 88 

Repairs and improvements . 90 14 

Rent .... 295 99 

Heating and lighting . . 341 25 

Total expenses . . $1,741 40 

Cash on hand . . . 4,931 66 

$6,673 06 



Value of property, $1,600. 



Partll.l CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 261 



WESTFIELD HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, Clay Hill, Westfield. (Incorporated 

1899.) 

Report for 3-ear ending November 22, 1907. 

Mrs. Hannah Brass, President and Matron; Martha E. Granger, 
Secretary; Mrs. Kate Rich, Treasurer. 
To establish a home for aged women. 
Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 6. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S38 94 

Subscriptions and donations 5 00 

On account of persons aided . 545 00 



$588 94 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\asions and supplies 
Rent 
Heating and lighting . 


$119 50 
196 31 
192 00 
65 50 


Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $573 31 
15 63 



$588 94 



"Weymouth. 

WEYMOUTH HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, Weymouth. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Arthur C. Heald, President; Edwin N. Mayberry, M.D., Secre- 
tary; George M. Hoyt, Treasurer. 
Cash on hand, $1,339.75. 
Not yet in operation. 

WiNCHENDON. 

THE WINCHENDON HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Winchendon. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Rev. Joseph F. Fielden, President; Mrs. Joseph H. Miller, Sec- 
retary; Alfred G. Parker, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for aged citizens of Winchendon who have 
no relatives able to provide for them. 

Cash on hand, $2,511.80. 

Not yet opened. 

Winchester. 

HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE IN WINCHESTER, 2 Kendall St., Winchester. 

(Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for ^-ear ending April 30, 1908. 

Alfred S. Hall, President; Harry C. Sanborn, Secretary; Henry 
C. Ordway, Treasurer; Mrs. Fannie A. Burton, Matron. 

Home for persons of good character, at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Winchester for five years. Admission, $200, and con- 
veyance of property to Home. 



262 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 5. Number of beds, 6. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Interest on deposits 
Membership dues 



$6,240 


59 


509 


35 


1,000 


00 


1,588 


82 


254 


03 


240 


00 


$9,832 


79 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Insurance . 
Cemetery lot 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $477 


00 


586 


45 


362 


09 


142 


45 


24 


47 


22 


50 


75 


00 


78 


00 


. $1,767 


96 


. 8,064 


83 



$9,832 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,500 ; value of furniture, $500. 



WINCHESTER VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION, Winchester. (Incorporated 

1906.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1908. 

Mrs. Joshua Coit, President; Mrs. E. C. Oilman, Secretary; Mrs. 
Ellen E. Metcalf, Treasurer. 

Giving to the sick, and especially to those of limited means, the 
best home nursing under existing circumstances, and developing 
its work along appropriate lines; and establishing and maintaining 
a hospital in Winchester, Mass. 

Number aided during year, 756, viz., 200 paying, 225 partly pay- 
ing, 331 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$4,322 55 


Salaries and wages 


$1,826 58 


Subscriptions and donations 


205 70 


Drugs and medicines . 


144 49 


On account of persons aided 


633 90 


Travelling expenses 


102 70 


Interest on deposits 


148 21 


Rent .... 


240 00 


Fletcher fund 


360 00 


Printing, postage, and tele- 




Membership fees 


633 00 


phone .... 


118 76 


June breakfast 


903 70 


Eraser Hospital 


201 08 


Vaude\'ille fund for free bed 


150 00 


Board of patients at Rutland 


35 25 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


54 10 




$2,722 96 






Cash on hand 


4,634 10 




$7,357 06 


$7,357 06 




WOBURN. 




HOME FOR AGED WOME 


N IN WOBU 


RN, Elm St., North Woburn. 


(Incorpo- 



Cr. 



rated 1887.) 



Mrs. Almira W. Brown, President; Mary C. Stearns, Secretary; 
Lavinia A. Hartwell, Treasurer of Managers; Charlie A. Jones, 
Treasurer of Trustees; Mrs. Mary Smith, Matron. 



PartIL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



263 



Home for worthy Protestant women over sixty years of age, resi- 
dents of Woburn for ten years. Admission, $200, and furniture for 



room. 



No report. 



WINNING HOME, Lexington St., Woburn. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1908. 

John W. Johnson, President; Charlie A. Jones, Secretary; Daniel 
"W. Pratt, Treasurer; Miss Esther G. Barrows, Matron. 

Home for orphan and other destitute children, for their tempo- 
rary or permanent care. At present used as a summer vacation 
home for poor children. 

Number aided during year, 123, viz., 14 paying, 100 partly pay- 
ing, 9 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18, viz., 2 men, 16 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . 


$3,610 52 


Salaries and wages 


$1,315 GO 


Subscriptions and donations 


269 23 


Provisions and supplies 


305 64 


On account of persons aided . 


293 75 


Repairs and improvements 


162 19 


Income from investments . 


423 64 


Heating and lighting . 


26 25 


Farm products . 
Miscellaneous 


2,725 48 


Farm expenditures 


1,298 55 


122 50 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


202 33 




$3,309 96 






Investments during year 


3,500 00 






Cash on hand . 


635 16 




$7,445 12 


$7,445 12 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $27,000. 



WOBURN HOME FOR AGED COUPLES, Woburn. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Henry C. Parker, President; A. Herbert Holland, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Not yet in operation. 

Worcester. 

THE ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF WORCESTER, 35 Pearl St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Dr. Charles L. Nichols, President; George H. Haynes, Secre- 
tary; W. S. B. Hopkins, Treasurer; Miss Miriam F. "Witherspoon, 
General Secretary. 

To promote cordial cooperation on the part of the various char- 
itable agencies of Worcester in the relief of the needy; to expose 



264 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



fraud and detect imposture; to prevent begging and the spread of 
pauperism, etc. 

Xumber of families dealt with during year, 935. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $1,012 49 

Subscriptions and donations 8,323 20 
Income from investments 

and deposits ... 28 99 



S9,364 68 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
ProAnsions and supplies 
Rent 

Lighting . 
Printing 
Special relief 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$2,283 


35 


3,010 


58 


486 30 


7 


29 


144 


50 


1,090 


41 


339 


56 


$7,361 


99 


2,000 


00 


2 


69 



$9,364 68 



Value of investments, $2,000. 



ASSOCIATION OF SISTERS OF OUR LADY OF MERCY, 46 High St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for j-ear ending March 1, 1908. 

Et. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, President; Margaret A. Dowling, 
Secretary; Frances E. Gerould, Treasurer; Katherine M. O'Kelly, 
Mother Superior. 

To care for the aged and infirm, and homeless and neglected 
children; to assist women out of emplo3^ment, etc. 

Xumber aided during year, 249, viz., 160 paying, 43 partly pay- 
ing, 46 free. Xumber of beds, 191. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Work of sisters . 
Sale of small religious arti- 
cles .... 
Income from farm 
Received on account of debt 
Miscellaneous 



$1,408 35 ! 


3,625 


12 1 


100 


00 


8,181 


66 


718 


48 


825 


00 


197 


74 


900 


00 


737 


97 


$16,694 


32 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Pro^'isions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Travelling expenses 

Heating and lighting . 

Postage 

Paid on mortgage 

Interest paid on mortgage 

Telephone 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $695 


98 


. 6,463 


26 


930 


68 


673 


71 


1,174 


60 


45 


96 


4,000 


00 


507 


26 


45 


67 


359 


93 


. $14,897 


05 


. 1,797 


27 



$16,694 32 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$68,000. 



Part II 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



265 



DOOR OF HOPE SOCIETY, 15 Salem St., Worcester. (Incorporated 1903.) 
Report for year ending March 1, 1908. 

Miss Eliza L. Barnard, President; Mrs. W. F. Cole, Secretary; 
Mrs. H. L. McClusky, Treasurer; Mary Gaines, Matron. 

To provide a temporary home and find employment for young 
women who have been led astray, or are subject to temptation. 

Number aided during year, 68, viz., 8 paying, 60 free. Number 
of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 



S421 03 

1,056 23 

1,000 00 

18 00 



$2,495 26 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Pro\'isions and supplies 

Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Emergency work 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$223 


00 


300 


59 


420 


00 


83 


79 


8 


00 


72 


00 


11 


08 


. $1,118 46 


. 1,376 


80 



$2,495 26 



GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY OF WORCESTER, 200 Southbridge St., Worces- 
ter. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Report for year ending Februarj' 28, 1908. 

Mrs. Charles H. Davis, President; Miss Belle Gordon, Secretary; 
Mrs. Florence J. Haskell, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary Crane, Custodian. 

To loan the sick and needy such articles as may be required by 
them. 

Number aided during year, 405, viz., 53 partly paj'ing, 35'^ free. 

Number of paid officers or emplo3'ees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . $32 41 

Subscriptions and donations 152 00 

On account of persons aided . 85 90 

From church societies . 68 00 



$338 31 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$156 50 


Repairs on articles loaned . 


58 11 


Rent . . . . 


72 00 


Heating and lighting . 


19 47 


Printing and postage . 


9 20 


Total expenses 


$315 28 


Cash on hand 


23 03 



$338 31 



Value of investments, $1,733.08. 



THE HOME FOR AGED MEN IN WORCESTER, 1199 Main St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Edwin T. ^larble. President; Roger F. Upham, Secretary: Ed- 
ward T. Esty, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary Cunningham, Matron. 

Home for indigent men, at least sixty years of age, natives of the 



266 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P.' D. 17. 



United States, and residents of Worcester for ten 3'ears. Admission 
fee, $200. 

Xumber aided during year, 8. 

Matron has house rent free, provides all supplies, and receives 
board for inmates. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Bequests and gifts in trust 
Admission fees . 
Income from investments 
Paid on mortgage note 



I Cr. 

$1,420 74 ! Sewer assessment, insurance, 

10,666 90 I etc 

400 00 I Heating, lighting, and water 
3,867 10 j Board of inmates 
200 00 I Nursing and funeral expenses 
Repairs, improvements, and 

supplies 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 

Investments during j'ear 
Cash on hand 



$16,554 74 



$525 38 

408 91 

1,461 51 

3 217 47 


268 03 
214 98 


$3,096 

12,123 

1,334 


28 
67 
79 



$16,554 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $91,924.50. 



INSTITUTE OF THE FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES OF MARY, 76 PorUand 
St., Worcester. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for j-ear ending December 1, 1907. 

Leopoldine Trudeau, President and Superintendent; Albina 
Eosaire, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Day nursery. 

Number aided during 3^ear, 10, viz., 5 paying, 3 partly paying, 
2 free. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 



I Cr. 

$683 08 I Pro^-isions and supplies 
529 23 Repairs and improvements . 
146 68 Heating and lighting . 
296 00 Interest on mortgage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,654 99 



$480 58 
255 59 
278 00 
239 63 

$1,253 SO 
401 19 

$1,654 99 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000; value of investments, $10,000. 



LITTLE FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF MARY, 10 Bleeker St., Worcester. (In- 
corporated 1890.) 

Report for j^ear ending December 31, 1907. 

Sr. Mary Dominic, President, Treasurer, and Mother Superior; 
Sr. Mary Alphonse de Liguori, Secretary. 

Care of poor and destitute persons, at least sixty years of age, 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



267 



without distinction of nationality, creed, or physical condition. 
Pa}Taent: in wards, $10 a month, for life, $500; in private room, 
$15 a month, for life, $1,000. 

Xumber aided during year, 129, viz., 69 paying, 29 partly pay- 
ing, 31 free. IN'umber of beds, 90. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 19, viz., 2 men, 17 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


S13,079 85 


Salaries and wages 


Sl,192 85 


Subscriptions and donations 


, 6,022 31 


Provisions and supplies 


3,500 61 


On account of persons aided 


8,295 67 


New building 


30,028 74 


Interest on deposits . 


278 85 


Repairs and improvements 


121 09 


Work of sisters . 


371 26 


Rent and insurance 


491 56 


Sales 


298 60 


Heating and lighting . 


434 30 


Borrowed . 


9,000 00 


Printing and postage . 


51 11 


Miscellaneous 


87 00 


Tax, water and drainage 


136 13 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


223 50 




§36,179 89 






Cash on hand 


1,253 65 




$37,433 54 


$37,433 54 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$44,325 ; value of other property, $4,700, viz., real estate, $1,200 ; 
furniture, $3,500. 



THE MEMORIAL HOME FOR THE BLIND, 821 Main St., Worcester. (Incor- 
porated 1905.) 

Report for year ending June 8, 1908. 

John C. Berr}^, President; William T. Forbes, Secretary; Wil- 
liam Woodward, Treasurer; Mrs. Eebecca E. Wiggin, Matron. 

To provide a home or homes for the blind, and to promote their 
general welfare. 

dumber aided during year, 9, viz., 1 paying, 7 partly paying, 
1 free. Number of beds, 9. 

Xumber of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Salesroom receipts 
Proceeds of concert 



Cr. 



S707 64 


Salaries and wages 


8783 07 


s 542 30 


Provisions and supplies 


1,037 46 


. 2,000 00 


Repairs and improvements 


34 4£ 


1,337 75 


Heating and lighting . 


267 17 


18 29 


Printing and postage . 


9 74 


27 00 


Hospital and nurse 


38 50 


179 01 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


5 00 




.?2,175 40 




Investments during year 


2,000 00 




Cash on hand . 


636 59 



$4,811 99 



$4,811 99 



Value of investments, $3,289.11. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



NORTH WORCESTER AID SOCIETY, Holden St., Worcester. (Incorporated 

1886.) 
Report for year ending June 12, 1908. 

Nils Bjork, President; Mrs. E. L. Scott, Secretary; Mrs. Scott 
T. Pierce, Treasurer. 

For charitable, religious, educational, and social purposes. Mem- 
bers have a sewing circle, where articles are made and afterwards 
given to the needy, or sold at fairs. No account of aid thus ren- 
dered or of food given to poor families. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Fair and entertainment 
Dues and members' fees 
Work and articles sold 



$87 49 

131 56 

23 00 

13 00 



$255 05 



Cr. 

Heat, light, insurance, etc. 
Given charitable societies 
Paid for flowers 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$53 75 
70 70 
15 25 



$139 70 
115 35 

$255 05 



SAINT ANNE'S FRENCH-CANADIAN ORPHANAGE, Granite St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1908. 

Sister M. V. Malard, President; Sister L. Lefebore, Secretary 
and Superintendent ; Sister M. Z. Paquette, Treasurer. 

Care of orphans of both sexes, without regard to nationality or 
creed. 

Number aided during year, 272, viz., 45 paying, 187 partly pay- 
ing, 40 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 24, viz., 6 men, 18 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $351 43 

Subscriptions and donations 912 50 

On account of persons aided . 12,895 75 

Productive labor . . 440 60 

Special collections . . 409 25 

Farm products . . . 478 61 



$15,488 14 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Paid on mortgage 
Interest on loan 
Miscellaneous 


. $1,736 89 
. 4,566 30 
. 2,264 22 
1,183 00 
. 2,000 00 
. 2,516 00 
. 1,158 96 


Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $15,425 37 

62 77 




$15,488 14 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$49,900. 



SAINT VINCENT'S HOSPITAL OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, corner 

Vernon and Winthrop Sts., Worcester. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Et. Eev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Sister Mary Isi- 
dore, Secretary and Sister Superior; Mother Mary of Providence, 
Treasurer, 



Part IL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



269 



Care of sick, aged, and infirm ; home and hospital. 
Xiimber aided during year, 1,705, viz., 1,560 paying, 38 partly 
paying, 107 free. Number of beds, 90. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 64, viz., 9 men, 55 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hantl 884 95 

Subscriptions and donations 9,282 76 

Bequests .... 529 28 

On account of persons aided . 48,220 83 



558,117 82 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest on loans 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Water tax 
Insurance . 
Payment on loan 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. S6,815 


09 


19,638 35 


4,250 


60 


. 8,134 


80 


5,172 


06 


4,331 


14 


592 


74 


863 


27 


. 1,043 


47 


. 4,500 


00 


425 


95 


. $55,767 


47 


. 2,350 


35 



S58,117 82 



Value of propert}' owTied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$140,000. 



TEMPORARY HOME AND DAY NURSERY SOCIETY, 202 Southbridge St. 
and 72 John St., Worcester. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending October 15, 1907. 

Mrs. Henry S. Pratt, President; Mrs. E. I. Comins, Secretary; 
Mrs. L. M. Lovell, Treasurer; Miss Charlotte Emerson, Matron. 

Shelter for needy women, and care of children whose mothers 
are in hospitals and of children of working mothers. 

!N'umber aided during year, 259 (Home, 110; Xursery, 93; 
Branch Nurser}^, 56), viz., &Q paying, 71 partly paying, 118 free. 
Number of beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On accoimt of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



S3 88 

2,863 08 

625 00 

92 05 
587 18 
128 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting 
Printing and po.stage 
Branch day nursery 
Water and taxes 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. .? 1,366 


09 


1,076 


88 


99 


37 


309 


37 


55 


70 


419 


81 


144 


18 


156 


36 


. $3,627 


76 


625 


00 


46 


43 



$4,299 19 



$4,299 19 



Value of property owTied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,000 ; value of investments, $23,550. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



TRUSTEES OF THE HOME FOR AGED WOMEN IN THE CITY OF WORCES- 
TER, 1183 Main St., Worcester. (Incorporated 1869.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

George C. Whitney, President; Edward F. Tolman, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Mrs. Marietta N. Fernald, Matron. 

Home for dependent, aged, unmarried women, at least sixty-five 
years of age, not necessarily residents of Worcester. Admission 
fee, $250. 

Number aided during year, 30. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 
Admission fees . 
Income from investments 
Changes of investments 
Miscellaneous 



$4,860 


15 


645 


20 


7,710 


00 


1,250 


00 


5,745 


16 


1,120 


00 


183 


21 


$21,513 


72 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Funeral expenses 
^Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investinents during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,111 

. 3,018 

234 


19 
67 
14 


. 1,417 


21 


160 


00 


185 


05 


. $8,126 
. 10,759 
. 2,628 


26 
30 
16 



$21,513 72 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$49,700; value of investments, $115,600. 

WOMAN'S PROGRESSIVE CLUB, 10 Liberty St., Worcester. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Mrs. Elizabeth Storms, President; Miss Nannie E. Johnson, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Ida Wilson, Treasurer. 

Home for the aged, and day nursery. Admission fee to Home, 
$100. 

No report. 



WORCESTER CHILDREN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 821 Main St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1849.) 

Report for j'ear ending October 1, 1908. 

Mrs. George A. Barnard, President; Mrs. Edmund M. Barton, 
Secretary; Mrs. George H. Miller, Treasurer; Miss Helen A. 
Woods, Superintendent. 

To aid orphans and needy children by caring for them in fam- 
ilies. 

Number aided during year, 135, viz., 28 paying, 56 partly pay- 
ing, 51 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Part II, 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



271 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Fund for unemployed 

Miscellaneous 



$2,412 85 
2,730 00 
3,406 70 
4,076 87 
1,197 04 
575 21 



$14,998 67 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Board of children 
Repairs and improv^ements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Clothing . 
Travel 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand . ' . 



$2,706 


53 


6,075 


40 


34 


65 


63 


55 


208 


27 


1,011 


46 


137 


34 


365 


90 


. $11,203 


10 


3,609 


77 


185 


80 



$14,998 67 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, $90,000. 

THE WORCESTER EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY, 36 Pearl St., Worcester. (In- 
corporated 1883.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Miss Frances M. Lincoln, President; Miss Annie M. Lincoln, 
Secretary; Miss Maud E. Chase, Treasurer; Louisa M. Pierce, 
Agent. 

To provide emplo}rment for poor women at reasonable compen- 
sation, and to furnish such other relief as may seem desirable. 

Number aided during year, 110. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

Income from investments 

Sale of women's work . 

Christmas sale 

Miscellaneous 



$567 23 
1,524 61 

207 90 
1,209 04 

458 32 

1,360 45 

20 19 



$5,347 74 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Improvements . 
Rent 

Printing and postage . 
Paid to women for se^Wng 
Materials and advertising 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$695 


01 


200 


00 


419 


96 


41 


10 


. 2,843 44 


476 


78 


23 


34 


. $4,699 


63 


207 


90 


440 


21 



$5,347 74 



Value of investments, $29,933.96. 



WORCESTER HAHNEMANN HOSPITAL, 46 Providence St., Worcester. (In- 
corporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending May 31, 190S. 

John K. Warren, M.D., President; E. B. Miles, Secretary; 
George A. Slocomb, M.D., Treasurer; !Mrs. Grace J. Abbe, Matron. 

Medical and surgical care of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 150, viz., 137 paying, 5 partly pay- 
ing, 8 free. Number of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



272 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$45 97 

500 00 

5,933 66 

93 22 

75 50 



$6,648 35 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,312 


68 


. 3,216 


29 


367 


46 


27 


77 


700 


08 


332 


48 


. $5,956 


76 


691 


59 



$6,648 35 



Value of propert}^ owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 



$8,000 ; value of investments, $2,475. 



WORCESTER HEBREW GMILED CHASED SOCIETY, 12 Providence St., 
Worcester. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1908. 

Harris Shapiro, President; Henry W. Dephoure, Secretary; 
Hyman Baker, Treasurer. 

To loan money, without interest, to members and non-members. 
Members pay five cents per week, and are of the Hebrew race only. 

Number aided during year, 358, viz., 68 partly paying, 290 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Money outstanding for loans 



$990 78 



Cr. 



$183 53 

205 75 

98 50 

503 00 


Salaries and wages 
Printing and postage . 
Money loaned 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


$25 00 

9 40 

829 93 


$864 33 
126 45 



$990 78 



WORCESTER HOME FOR CONSUMPTIVES CORPORATION, Worcester. (In- 
corporated 1906.) 

George F. Brooks, President; Dr. M. W. Clement, Secretary; S. 
L. Howard, Treasurer. 

To care for consumptives who cannot be admitted to any other 
institution. 

Not yet opened. 



WORCESTER SOCIETY FOR DISTRICT NURSING, Worcester. (Incorporated 

1899.) 

Report for 3^ear ending December 31, 1907. 

Miss Harriet E. Clarke, President; Mrs. Alice Norcross Gross, 
Secretary; Mrs. Mabel Knowles Gage, Treasurer. 
Care of sick poor in their homes. 



Part 11. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



273 



Xumber aided during year, 893, viz., 285 partly paying, 608 free. 
Xuniber of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Qash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
and deposits . 



$157 30 

3,217 41 

624 53 

1,098 05 



$5,097 29 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Printing and postage . 
Board for sick patients 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,382 00 
248 94 


358 00 


129 


77 


94 


00 


725 


40 


. $4,938 
159 


11 
18 



$5,097 29 



Value of investments, $16,265.85. 

WORCESTER SWEDISH CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION, Worcester. (Incor- 
porated 1904.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1908. 

E. 0. Granberg, President; John Borg, Secretary; Axel R. 
Anderson, Treasurer. 

For benevolent and charitable work among Swedish residents 
of Worcester, and to establish and maintain a home for aged and 
infirm persons of Swedish extraction. 

Number aided during j^ear, 22 familie?, 10 individuals. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$542 99 
946 14 



$1,489 13 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $131 96 

Provisions and supplies . 18 10 

Rent .... 18 00 

Printing and postage . . 22 13 

Paid out to needy . . 1,111 78 

Total expenses . . $1,301 97 

Cash on hand . . . 187 16 

$1,489 13 



Value of building fund, $5,964.60. 



WORCESTER TUBERCULOSIS RELIEF ASSOCIATION, 35 Pearl St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1907.) 

Albert C. Getchell, President; Earle Brown, Treasurer. 

Controlling and eradicating tuberculosis by caring for and as- 
sisting the afflicted poor, by distributing information concerning the 
disease, by encouraging the adoption of proper instructive regula- 
tions pertaining to public buildings, workshops, homes, and streets, 
and by establishing and maintaining institutions for those who can- 
not be properly cared for at home. 

First year not completed. 



274 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Gexeeal Statement coxceexixg Charitable Coepoea- 

TIOXS. 

The foregoing abstracts comprise 604 corporations, which 
may be chissihed as follows : — 



Adults and Children, Associations for 

Aged People, Homes for . 

Animals, Associations for care of 

Associated Charities 

Blind, Homes or Schools for . 

Boys' Clubs .... 

Burial Associations 

Children's Aid Associations 

Children, Homes and Nurseries for 

Children, Homes and Schools for 

Children, Hosj^itals for . 

Consumptives, Hospitals, Homes, etc., for 

Convalescents, Hospitals or Homes for 

Crippled and Deformed Children, Homes and Schools for 

Deaconess Homes 

Deaf, Homes and Schools for . 

Dispensaries .... 

Fallen Women, Homes and Associations for 

Hospitals, General . 

Hospitals and dispensaries 

ImmigTant Aid Associations . 

Incurables, Hospitals or Homes for 

Inebriates, Homes for 

Life-saving Societies 

Loan Associations . 

Lj'ing-in Hospitals . 

Medical Assistance Societies . 

Ministerial Belief Associations 

Mission Societies 

Mothers' Aid Associations 

Musicians' Aid Societies . 

Nurse Associations . 

Nurseries .... 

Nursing Associations 

Peace Societies 

Physical Culture Clubs . 

Prisoners, Associations for Aid of 

Relief and Aid Associations in General 

Seamen and Pilots, Homes and Associations for 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 275 

Soldiers and Sailors, Homes for 3 

Students, Aid and Homes for 4 

Temporary Homes 18 

Travellers' Aid Societies 1 

Widows, Homes and Associations for 3 

Young Women, Temporaiy Homes or Associations for ... 24 

Total 604 

The 42 corporations named below, although they were all 
furnished with forms and instructions and in nearly every case 
with repeated reminders, made no report. This is a better 
showing than last year, when there were 68 delinquent corpora- 
tions, but no sufficient reason appears why all the reports should 
not have been sent in. 

Associated Charities of Salem, Salem. 

Benoth Israel Sheltering Home, Boston. 

Boston Harbor Club, Boston. 

Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, The, Boston. 

Boys' Institute of Industry, The, Boston. 

British Charitable Society, Boston. 

Brockton Humane Society, The, Brockton. 

Burrage Hospital Association, Boston. 

Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, Cambridge. 

Children's Home, Lowell. 

Corps 35, Volunteer Life Saving Service, Revere. 

East Boston Ladies' Gemilath Chased Sel Emeth Association, Boston. 

Empire Theatrical Charitable and Benevolent Society, The, Boston. 

Fall River Gamaleth Chassodem Hebrew Association, Fall River. 

Federation of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts, Boston. 

Fraternal Home and Hospital, Cambridge. 

Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, The, Boston. 

Guild of St. Elizabeth, The, Boston. 

Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Boston. 

Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Association of Brockton, The, Brockton. 

Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, New Bedford. 

Home for Aged Women in Woburn, Woburn. 

Im]^erial Japanese Benevolent Association of Boston, Mass., The, 

Boston. 
Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association, Boston. 
Ladies' Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea, Chelsea. 
Linath Hazedek Association of East Boston, Boston. 
Lynn Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, Lynn. 
Lynn Hospital, Ljmn. 



276 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Merrimac Street Mission, The, Boston. 

New Bedford Country Week Society, New Bedford. 

New England Convalescent Rest Home, The, Boston. 

New England Deaconess Association, Boston. 

New England Training School for Nurses, Boston. 

North Adams Hospital, North Adams. 

Peace Society, The, Fall River. 

Red Cross Bureau, Boston. 

Roxbury Neighborhood House Association, Boston. 

Sheltering Arms Society, Lowell. 

Waltham Hebrew Association, Waltham. 

Women's Progressive Club, Worcester. 

Working People's Aid Society, The, Boston. 

Young Men's Hebrew Association of Medford, Medford. 

This corporation failed to return the report sent back for 
correction : — 

Benevolent Aid Society for Italian ImmigTants, Boston. 

The following 44 corporations reported that thej were not in 
active operation, either because they had not accumulated suffi- 
cient funds for the purpose, or for some other satisfactory 
reason : — 

Amesbury Hospital Association, Amesbury. 

Andover Home for Aged People, Andover. 

Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, The, Boston. 

Boston Newsboys' Aid Association, Boston. 

Boston Parents' Education Association for Deaf Children,- Boston. 

Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, Cambridge. 

Charlotte Home, The, North Andover. 

Chelsea Boys' Club Association, The, Chelsea. 

Clinton Home for Aged People, The, Clinton. 

Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, The, Fairhaven. 

Co- Workers' Fraternity Company, The, Boston. 

Eliza J. Hahn Home for Aged Couples, Lynn. 

Everett Home for Aged Persons, Everett. 

Essex County Homoeopathic Hospital, Salem. 

George Blackburn Hospital, The, Walpole. 

Hahneman Hospital, Boston. 

Henry 0. Peabody School for Girls, Boston. 

Hillside School, Greenwich. 

Holyoke Home for Aged People, Holyoke. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 277 

Home for Aged People in Revere, Revere. 

Home for Aged People in Stoneham, Stoneham. 

Home for the Aged at Milford, Milford. 

James Wheelock Home for Little Strangers, The, Boston. 

Ladies' Helping Hand Auxiliary to the Home for Destitute Jewish 

Children, Boston. 
Leominster Hospital Association, Leominster. 
Lexington Home for Aged People, Lexington. 
Lynn Home for Young Women, Lynn. 
Maria Hayes Home for Aged Persons, Natick. 
Montgomery Home for Aged People, Middleborough. 
New England Helping Hand Society, Boston. 
Oxford Home for Aged People, Oxford. 
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston. 
Public Hospital of Hyde Park, Hyde Park. 
Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables, Boston. 
Sandy Maloney Midnight Mission, Boston. 
Symmes Arlinglon Hospital, Arlingion. 
Wentworth Institute, Boston. 
Wesson Maternity Hospital, Springfield. 
Weymouth Hospital Association, Weymouth. 
William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged 

Persons, The, Boston. 
Winchendon Home for Aged People, The, Winchendon. 
Winning Home, Wobum. 
Woburn Home for Aged Couples, Woburn. 
Worcester Home for Consumptives Corporation, Worcester. 

The following 20 corporations stated that they had not com- 
pleted their first year of operation, and therefore could not 
make a full report : — 

Canton Nursing Association, The, Canton. 

Florence Crittenton League of Compassion, Watertown. 

Frauen Verein, Boston. 

Frederick Ozanam House Association of Dorchester, Boston. 

Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society of Taunton, Taunton. 

Hydropathic Institute, Boston. 

International Working Peoples' Educational Center, Boston. 

Jewish Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Boston. 

New Bedford Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society, Now Bedford. 

Robert Gould Shaw Association, Boston. 

Russell-Hood Trust, Inc., Lawrence. 

Somorville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, Somcrville. 

South Boston Dav Nurserv, Boston. 



278 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Trustees of the Bromfield School, Boston. 

Trustees of the Medford Scholarship of Harvard University, Medford. 
United Askinaz Society of Cambridge, Cambridge. 
United Hebrew Civic Association of Fall River, Fall River, 
Winsor School, Boston. 

Worcester Tuberculosis Relief Association, Worcester. 
Young Men's Hebrew Association of South Framingham, South 
Framingham. 

The remaining 497 corporations made substantially complete 
reports. Their total valuation was $53,301,259.95, viz., prop- 
erty owned and occupied for corporate purposes, $22,224,- 
262.29; investments, $31,076,997.66. 

Their chief sources of income were: subscriptions and dona- 
tions, $1,731,961.78; bequests, $2,237,359; income from invest- 
ments, $1,478,840.02 ; paying and partly paying beneficiaries, 
$1,980,409.32; sales and entertainments, $152,172.57; indus- 
tries, $500,126.37. 

Their chief items of expense were: salaries and wages, $1,- 
979,919.57; provisions and supplies, $2,113,841.96; repairs 
and improvements, $593,672.02. Their total running expenses 
were $6,473,636.75. 

The whole number of beneficiaries reported was 596,890, be- 
sides 7,478 families and 150 institutions. Of the individual 
beneficiaries, 209,250 were aided free, the remaining 287,640 
either paying or partly paying for the services rendered. 

The total number of employees, to whom the amount of 
$1,979,919.57 was paid in the form of salaries and wages, was 
6,421. 

Hospitals, homes, and institutions of a like nature providing 
beds for their beneficiaries, reported a total of 13,445 beds. 

Regarding the corporation reports in general, certain points 
are to be especially noted. 

In the first place, the publication of the reports does not mean 
that the charity work done by the corporations is known to and 
approved by the State Board of Charity. The need and value 
of this work are beyond the power of the Board to determine, 
under existing laws. 

It is next to be observed that the State Board of Charity is 
not responsible for the correctness of the reports. Of course 
they are accepted only on condition of self -consistency, accuracy 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 279 

of figuring, and absence of evident error; and on account of 
defects in these respects they are not infrequently returned for 
correction; but otherwise the statements are received as they 
are sent by the secretary, or treasurer, or other responsible 
agent of the corporation. The Board has no means of verifying 
them, either by personal examination of the books or by visita- 
tion of the institutions. To this last statement, howeVer, there 
is a single exception. The Legislature of 190G passed an act 
establishing the Henry C. Nevins Home at Methuen, for the 
purpose of carrying out certain charitable trusts created by the 
will of Julie F. H. Xevins, of New York, for the benefit of 
aged and incurable residents of Essex County; but making no 
provision for its supervision or visitation. The Legislature of 
1908, however, passed a supplementary act so amending the 
original law as not only to require the corporation to make the 
usual annual report required of all charitable corporations under 
the provisions of section 14 of chapter 84 of the Revised Laws, 
but to provide that the report " shall be signed and sworn to 
by the financial officers and a majority of the directors or per- 
sons having the power of directors in such corporation," and 
that " the State Board of Charity shall at all times have access 
to the books and records of said corporation," and furthermore, 
that " the attorney general shall enforce compliance with the 
provisions of this act, and shall, when necessary, proceed for 
that purpose against said corporation or its officers by bill in 
equity or other suitable process." 

The Board reaffirms its repeated suggestion that legislation 
should be secured, providing, first, for some method of verifica- 
tion of the most important items of the annual reports of these 
corporations; and secondly, for visitation by some central 
authority, if not of all the institutions, at least of the homes for 
the care of sick and aged poor and orphan and needy children. 
The Board believes in such legislation as a measure of pro- 
tection for the recipients of aid, and also in view of the large 
amount of personal property owned by the corporations which 
is relieved from the burden of taxation, the great number of 
persons aided by them, and the frequent inquiries made by 
individuals personally interested in the inmates and by others 
desiring to make gifts or bequests. 



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Classified Index to Charitable CoRroRATioxs. 



Adults and Children, Associations for. 
Association of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Worcester 
Boston Florence Crittenton Home Society, Watertown . 
Boston North End Mission, Boston .... 

German Ruth-Society of Lawrence, Lawrence 
Ladies' Union Charitable Society, Lawrence 
Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews, and Orphanage, Milton 
New England Hospital for Women and Children, Boston 
Roxbury Home for Children and Aged Women, Boston 
St. Mary's Home of New Bedford, New Bedford . 
St. Patrick's Home of Lowell, Lowell .... 
Woman's Progressive Club, Worcester .... 



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256 

29 
171 
173 
196 

92 
100 
208 
181 
270 



Aged People, Homes for. 

Andover Home for Aged People, Andover 5 

Amesbury and Salisbury Home for Aged Women, Amesbury ... 3 

Association for the Relief of Aged and Destitute Women in Salem, Salem 231 

Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford, New Bedford 201 

Baptist Home, The, Cambridge 133 

Battles Home, The, Lowell 176 

Berkshire County Home for Aged Women, Pittsfield 222 

Bertram Home for Aged Men, Salem 231 

Burnap Free Home for Aged Women, Boston 36 

Cambridge Homes for Aged People, Cambridge 1.34 

Carleton Home, Trustees of the, Georgetown 161 

Charles B. Haven Home for Aged Men in Peabody, Peabody . . . 220 

Clinton Home for Aged People, The, Clinton 141 

Concord's Home for the Aged, Concord 143 

Corporation of the Ryder Home for Old People, Plymouth .... 224 

Dan vers Home for the Aged, Dan vers 143 

Eliza J. Hahn Home for Aged Couples. Lynn 184 

Everett Home for Aged Persons, Everett . 145 

Fitchburg Home for Old Ladies, Fitchburg 157 

Gardner Home for Elderly People, Gardner 160 

Gilbert Home for Aged and Indigent Persons, The, Gloucester . . . 163 

Hebrew Moshev Zekanim Association, Boston 60 

Henry C. Nevins Home for the Aged and Incurable, Methuen . . . 194 

Holyoke Home for Aged People, Hclyoke 169 

Home for Aged and Invalid Women in Northampton, Northampton . . 218 

Home for Aged Colored Women, Boston . 62 

Home for Aged Couples, Boston 62 

Home for Aged Men, Boston .......... 63 

Home for Aged Men and Women in Framingham, Framingham . . 159 

Home for Aged Men in Worcester, The, Worcester 265 

Home for Aged People. Fall River 152 

Home for Aged People in Revere, Revere 229 

Home for Aged People in Stoneham. Stoneham 248 

Home for Aged People in Winchester, Winchester 261 

Home for Aged Women, Boston 63 

Home for Aged Women in the City of Worcester, Trustees of the, Worcester 270 

Home for Aged Women in Woburn. Woburn 262 

Home for the Aged at Milford, Mil ford 195 

Huntress Home, Gloucester . 164 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 281 

PACK 

Institution of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Boston 71 

King's Daughters and Sons Home for the Aged in Norfolk County, The, 

Norfolk 217 

Ladies' Unity Club Home for Aged People, Roxbury 76 

Lamson Home, The, Cambridge 1^58 

Lawrence Home for Aged People, Lawrence 174 

Leland Home for Aged "Women, Waltham ....... 2o3 

Leominster Home for Old Ladies, Leominster 175 

Lexington Home for Aged People, Lexington 176 

Little Franciscan Sisters of Mary, Worcester 266 

Lynn Home for Aged Men, Lynn 185 

Lynn Home for Aged Women, Lynn 186 

Maiden Home for Aged Persons, Maiden . 189 

Maria Hayes Home for Aged Persons, Natick 2(y) 

Medford Home for Aged Men and Women, Medford 192 

Montgomery Home for Aged People, Middleborough 195 

Mount Pleasant Home, The, Boston 88 

New Bedford Home for Aged, New Bedford 205 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Females, The, Newburyport . 213 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Men, Newburyport . . 213 

Newton Home for Aged People, Newton 215 

Old Ladies' Home, Lowell 180 

Old Ladies' Home Association, Haverliill 168 

Old Ladies' Home Association of Chelsea, Chelsea ..... 140 

Old Ladies' Home Society, Beverly 9 

Oxford Home for Aged People, Oxford 219 

Reading Home for Aged Women, Reading 228 

Somerville Home for the Aged, Somerville 238 

Springfield Home for Aged Men, Springfield 244 

Springfield Home for Aged Women, Springfield 245 

Sutton Home for Aged Women in Peabody, Peabody 221 

Taunton Female Charitable Association, Taunton 251 

Trinity Church Home for the Aged (Rachel Allen Memorial), Boston . 116 

AVakefield Home for Aged Women, Wakefield ...... 252 

Wales Home for Aged Women, Brockton . 1.30 

Westfield Home for Aged People, Westfield 260 

Westfield Home for Aged Women, Westfield 261 

William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged Persons, 

Boston 123 

Winchendon Home for Aged People, The, Wincliendon .... 261 

Winchester Home for Aged Women, Boston 123 

Woburn Home for Aged Couples, Woburn 263 



Animals, Aasociatlona for Care of. 
American Humane Educational Society, Boston . 

Animal Rescue League, Bostoti 

Brockton Humane Society, The. Brockton .... 
Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home Corporation, Boston 

Lowell Humane Society. The, Lowell 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Boston 
Red Acre Farm, Incorporated, Stow 



11 

13 
129 

46 
180 

86 
249 



Associated Charities. 

Associated Charities of Boston 14 

Associated Charities of Cambridge 132 

Associated Charities of Fall River 147 



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Associated Charities of Fitchburg 156 

Associated Charities of Gloucester 163 

Associated Charities of Lynn 183 

Associated Charities of Maiden 188 

Associated Charities of Newton 214 

Associated Charities of Salem 231 

Associated Charities of Somerville 237 

Associated Charities of Taunton . . . . ^ 250 

Associated Charities of "Worcester, The 263 

Charity Organization Society of New Bedford, The, New Bedford . . 202 

Jewish Associated Charities of Lynn, Lynn ....... 185 

Watertown Associated Charities, Watertown 258 

Blind, Homes or Schools for. 
Massachusetts Association for Promoting the Interests of the Adult Blind, 

Boston 79 

Memorial Home for the Blind, The, Worcester . . . . . . 267 



Boys' Clubs. 
Boys' Club of Lynn, Lynn .... 
Boys' Club of Pittsfield, Pittsfield . 
Boys' Institute of Industry, The, Boston 
Bunker Hill Boys' Club Association, The, Boston 
Chelsea Boys' Club Association, The, Chelsea 
Federated Boys' Clubs, Boston 
Haverhill Boys' Club Association, Haverhill 
Holyoke Boys' Club Association, The, Holyoke 
Maiden Boys' Industrial Club, The, Maiden . 
Somerville Boys' Club, Somerville . 
Taunton Boys' Club Association of Taunton, Taunton 



184 

223 

33 

35 

139 

50 

166 

168 

188 

238 

250 



Burial Associations. 

Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, Boston .... 26 

Charitable Burial Association, Boston 37 

Chevra Kadisha of Chelsea, Chelsea 139 

Children's Aid Associations. 

Boston Children's Aid Society, Boston 21 

Boston Newsboys' Aid Association, Boston . 29 

Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, Cambridge 136 

Children's Aid Society of Nantucket, Nantucket 199 

Children's Health Fund, Boston 39 

Children's Hope Music House, The, Cambridge 136 

Children's Progressive Lyceum Association No. 1 of Boston, Boston . . 40 

Hale House Association, Boston 58 

Hampden County Children's Aid Association, Springfield .... 242 

Union Benevolent Society, The, Nantucket 200 

Worcester Children's Friend Society, Worcester 270 

Children, Homes and Nurseries for. 

Andover Guild, Andover 4 

Boston Nursery for Blind Babies, Boston 29 

Frederick Ozanam House Association of Dorchester, Boston ... 55 

Guild of St. Elizabeth, The, Boston 57 

Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, Somerville . 238 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 283 



Children, Homes and Schools for. p^^^ 

American Mt. Coffee Association, Boston 11 

Association of the Hawthorne Club, Boston 15 

Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for "Works of Mercy, Bos- 
ton 15 

Avon Home, Cambridge 133 

Ayer Home, Trustees of the, Lowell . 183 

Boston Children's Friend Society, Boston 22 

Boston Institute Seashore Home, Sharon 237 

Boston Traveler Charitable Society, Boston 32 

Children's Home of Fall River. Fall River 148 

Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children, Boston . . . . 41 

City Orphan Asylum, The, Salem 233 

Corporation of the Rebecca Pomroy Newton Home for Orphan Girls, Newton 214 

Doane Orphanage, The, Longmeadow 176 

Dorothea Dix Hall Association, Boston 45 

Faith Home, Lowell 177 

Farm and Trades School, The, Boston 49 

Fathers' and Mothers' Club, Boston 49 

Fitchburg Union Aid Home for Children, The, Fitchburg .... 158 

Hebrew Free School Society, Fall River 151 

Hebrew Industrial School, Boston 59 

Henry O. Peabody School for Girls, Boston 61 

Hillside School, Greenwich 166 

House of the Angel Guardian, Boston 64 

Incorporated Protectory of Mary Immaculate, Lawrence .... 172 

Industrial School for Girls, Boston 70 

Isaac Munroe Home for Orphan and Needy Children, Peabody . . . 221 

James Wheelock Home for Little Strangers, The, Boston .... 73 
Ladies Helping Hand Auxiliary to the Home for Destitute Jewish Children, 

Boston 75 

Lutheran Orphans' Home Board, Incorporated, The, Avon .... 5 

Massachusetts Infant Asylum, Boston 84 

Michael Anagnos Schools, Boston 87 

Newburyport Female Charitable Society. Newburyport .... 211 

New Bedford Orphans' Home, New Bedford 206 

New England Home for Little "Wanderers, Boston 91 

Newsboys' Reading Room Association, Boston 93 

North Bennet Street Industrial School, Boston 94 

Particular Council of the Society of St. "Vincent de Paul of Springfield, 

Mass., The, Springfield 244 

Plummer Farm School of Reform for Boys, The, Salem .... 233 

Ruggles Street Neighborliood House, The, Boston 102 

St. Anne's French-Canadian Orphanage, "Worcester 268 

St. Joseph's Industrial School for Boys, Millbury 196 

St. Joseph's Orphanage, Fall River 154 

St. "Vincent's Home Corporation of Fall River, Fall River .... 154 

St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, Boston 105 

Salem Seaman's Orphan and Children's Friend Society, Salem . . 235 

Shurtleff Mission to the Children of the Destitute, The, Westfield . 259 

South End Industrial School, Boston 113 

Theodore Edson Orphanage, The, Lowell 182 

Trustees of the Bromfield School, r.oston 118 

"Winsor School, Boston 124 

Winning Home, Woburn 263 

"Working Boys' Home, Newton 217 



284 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Children, Hospitals for. ^^^^ 

Babies* Summer Hospital Society, The, Peabody 220 

Boston Floating Hospital, The, Boston 25 

Children's Hospital, The, Boston 39 

Children's Island Sanitarium, The, Salem 232 

Infants' Hospital, Boston 70 

Waltham Baby Hospital, The, Waltham 254 

Consumptives, Hospitals, Homes, etc., for. 

American Invalid Aid Society, Boston 11 

Cullis Consumptives' Home, Boston 43 

Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, The, Boston . . 55 

Jewish Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Boston 74 

Portuguese League of Assistance to the Consumptives, New Bedford . . 207 

Sharon Sanatorium, Sharon 236 

Worcester Home for Consumptives Corporation, Worcester .... 272 

Worcester Tuberculosis Relief Association, Worcester 273 

Convalescents, Hospitals or Homes for. 

Convalescent Home of the Children's Hospital, The, Wellesley . . . 259 

Milton Convalescent Home, The, Milton 197 

New England Convalescent Rest Home, The, Boston 90 

St. Luke's Home for Convalescents, Boston 104 

Sunnybank Home, Watertown 257 

Crippled and Deformed Children, Homes and Schools for. 

Industrial School for Crippled and Deformed Children, Boston ... 69 

New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children, Hyde Park . . 170 

Deaconess Homes. 

Fall River Deaconess Home, Fall River 149 

Deaf, Homes and Schools for. 

Boston Parents' Education Association for Deaf Children, Boston . . 30 

New England Home for Deaf Mutes, The, Everett 145 

New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, Beverly .... 9 

Sarah Fuller Home for Little Deaf Children, The, Med ford ... 193 

Dispensaries. 

Bay State Dispensary, Boston 17 

Boston Dispensary, Boston 23 

Jamaica Plain Dispensary, Boston 72 

Kingston Dispensary, Boston 74 

Lowell Dispensary, Lowell 179 

Roxbury Homoeopathic Dispensary, Boston 101 

South End Dispensary and Hospital, Boston 112 

Suffolk Dispensary, Boston 114 

Tremont Dispensary, The, Boston 115 

Fallen Women, Homes and Associations for. 

Association for the Work of Mercy in the Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston 14 

Bethesda Society, Boston 19 

Door of Hope Society, Worcester 265 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



285 



Florence Crittenton League of Compassion, Watertown .... 257 

New Bedford Women's Reform and Relief Association, New Bedford . 206 

New England Moral Reform Society, Boston 93 

Refuge in the City of Boston, The, Boston 97 



Hospitals, General 
Adams Nervine Asylum, Boston . . . , 
Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester . 
Amesbury Hospital Association, The, Amesbury 
Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport 
Berkeley Infirmary, The, Boston . . . , 
Beverly Hospital Corporation, Beverly . 
Boston City Hospital, Boston .... 
Boston Emergency and General Hospital, Boston 
Brockton Hospital Company, Brockton . 
Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg 
Burrage Hospital Association, Boston 
Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, The 
Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge . , . , 
Carney Hospital, Boston .... 

City Hospital of Quincy, Quincy . 
Clinton Hospital Association, Clinton . 
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, The, Northampton 
Emergency Hospital, Incorporated, Lynn 
Essex County Hom<fopathic Hospital, Salem 
Farren Memorial Hospital of Montague City, The 
Faulkner Hospital Corporation, The, Boston 
Framingham Hospital, Framingham 
Franklin County Public Hospital, The, Greenfield 
Fraternal Home and Hospital, Cambridge 
Free Hospital for "Women, Brookline 
George Blackburn Hospital, The, Walpole . 
Hahnemann Hospital, Boston 
Hale Hospital, Haverhill .... 
Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital, The, Gardne 
Holyoke City Hospital, Holyoke 
House of the Good Samaritan, Boston . 
House of Mercy, Pittsfield .... 
Hydropathic Institute, Boston 
Jordan Hospital, The, Plymouth . 
Leominster Hospital Association, Leominster 
Lowell General Hospital, The, Lowell . 

Lynn Hospital, Lynn 

Maiden Hospital, Maiden .... 
Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough 
Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, 
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 
Massachusetts Hom(oopathic Hospital, Boston 
Melrose Hospital Association, Melrose . 
Mercy Hospital. Springfield .... 
Milford Hospital, Milford .... 
Millet Sanatorium, East Bridgewater 
Mount Sinai Hospital of Boston, Boston 
Newburyport Homiopathic Hospital, The, Newbury 
New England Baptist Hospital, Boston . 
New England Deacone.ss Association, Boston 



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Montague 



Boston 



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New England Eye and Ear Hospital, Boston 91 

New England Sanitarium and Benevolent Association, Stoneham . . 248 

Newton Hospital, Newton 216 

North Adams Hospital, North Adams 218 

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston 96 

Public Hospital of Hyde Park, Hyde Park 171 

Rufus S. Frost General Hospital, Chelsea 141 

St. Anne's Hospital Corporation, Fall River 153 

St. Elizabeth's Hospital of Boston, Boston 102 

St. John's Hospital, Lowell 181 

St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford, New Bedford 208 

Saint Vincent's Hospital of Worcester, \Yorcester 268 

Salem Hospital, Salem 234 

Sisters of Charity of the House of Providence, The, Holyoke . . . 170 

Somerville Hospital, Somerville 239 

Springfield Hospital, The, Springfield 246 

Symmes Arlington Hospital, Arlington 5 

Taunton Hospital Company, Taunton 251 

Trustees of the Noble Hospital, Westfield 260 

Union Hospital, Lynn 187 

Union Hospital in Fall River, The, Fall River 155 

Vincent Memorial Hospital, Boston 121 

Waltham Hospital, Waltham 256 

Wesson Memorial Hospital, Springfield 248 

Weymouth Hospital Association, Weymouth 261 

Woman's Charity Club Hospital Corporation, The, Boston .... 124 

Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester 271 

Hospitals and Dispensaries. 

Brigham Hospital and North End Dispensary, Boston 34 

Immigrant Aid Associations. 

Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants, Boston .... 18 

Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, The, Boston . . 32 

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, The, Boston 59 

Kalvarian Aid Association, Boston 74 

Lutheran Immigrant Board, The, Boston 78 

Incurables, Hospitals or Homes for. 

Boston Home for Incurables, Boston 27 

Channing Home, Boston 37 

Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables, The, Cambridge 138 

Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables, Boston 98 

Inebriates, Homes for. 

Massachusetts Home for Intemperate Women, Boston 82 

Sandy Maloney Midnight Mission, Boston 106 

Washingtoniau Home, Boston 121 

Willard Hospital, Bedford 6 

Life Saving Societies. 

Corps 35, Volunteer Life Saving Service, Revere 229 

Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston . . 67 
United States Volunteer Life Saving Corps of Volunteer Life Savers, The, 

Boston 120 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



287 



Loan Associations. 
Beneficent Society of the New England Conservatory of Music, The, Boston 
East Boston Ladies' Gmihxth Chased Sel Eraeth Association, Boston 
Empire Theatrical Charitable and Benevolent Society, The, Boston 
Good Samaritan Society of Worcester, Worcester . 
Ladies' Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea, Chelsea 
Ladies' Gmeloos Chasodem Association, The, Lowell 
Leicester Samaritan Association, Leicester 
North End Ladies' Aid Association, Boston . 
Spencer Good Samaritan Association, Spencer 

Unterstiizung Verein, Boston 

Worcester Hebrew Gmiled Chased Society, Worcester 



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46 
47 
265 
140 
178 
174 
95 
241 
121 
272 



Lying-in Hospitals. 

Boston Lying-in Hospital, Boston 

St. Mary's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital, Boston 
Wesson Maternity Hospital, Springfield 



28 
104 
247 



Medical Assistance Societies. 
Bay State Medical and Surgical Company, The, Brockton . 
Boston Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberculosis, Boston 

Cambridge Relief Hospital, Cambridge 

Charitable Surgical Appliance Shop, Boston . . . . , 

Ladies' Helping Hand Society, The, Lowell 

Linath Hazedek Association of East Boston, Boston . . . . 
Massachusetts Health Company, Boston . . . 

Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society, Boston . . . . 

North End Diet Kitchen, Boston 

South End Diet Kitchen, Boston 

South End House Association, The, Boston 

Vineyard Haven Sanitarium, The, Tisbury 

Waltham Invalid Aid Association, Waltham 

Working People's Aid Society, The, Boston 



128 

20 

136 

38 

178 

77 

82 

84 

95 

112 

112 

252 

256 

126 



Ministerial Relief Associations. 

Board of Ministerial Aid, Boston 

Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts, Boston 

Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society, Boston 

Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, Boston 

Preachers' Aid Society of the New England Annual Conference of tl 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston 

Society for Ministerial Relief, Boston 

Society for Promoting Theological Education, Boston .... 
Society for the Relief of Aged or Disabled Episcopal Clergymen, Boston 
Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of the Protestant Episcopal 

Church, Boston 



20 
42 
79 

81 

97 
108 
108 
109 

109 



Mission Societies. 

Episcopal City Mission, The, Boston 47 

Evangelistic Association of New England, The, Boston .... 48 

Ladies' City Mission Society in New Bedford, New Bedford . . . 202 

Rescue Mission of Fall River, The, Fall River 153 

Woman's Home Missionary Society of the New England Conference of tlie 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston 125 



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Mothera* Aid Associations. 
Mothers' Rest Association of Newton Centre, The, Needham 
Society for Helping Destitute Mothers and Infants, Boston . 



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201 
107 



Musicians^ Aid Societies. 
Oliver Ditson Society for the Relief of Needy Musicians, Boston 



96 



Xurse Associations. 
Army Nurse Association of Massachusetts, Boston 
Framingham Training School for Nurses, The, Framingham 
New England Training School for Nurses, Boston 
"Waltham Graduate Nurse Association, Waltham . 



13 
159 

93 
255 



Xu7'series. 



Brockton Day Nursery, Brockton 

Brookline Day Nursery, Brookline .... 

Columbus Day Nursery of South Boston, The, Boston . 
Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Worcester 
Lowell Day Nursery Association, Lowell 
Maiden Industrial Aid Society, Maiden 
New Bedford Day Nursery, New Bedford 
Nonantum Day Nursery Association, The, Newton 
South Boston Day Nursery, Boston .... 

South End Day Nursery, Boston 

Sunnyside Day Nursery, The, Boston .... 
Temporary Home and Day Nursery Society, Worcester 
Tyler Street Day Nursery Company, The, Boston . 
Washington Street Day Nursery of Somerville, Somerville 

Xursing Associations. 
Canton Nursing Association, The, Canton 
Dedham Emergency Nursing Association, Dedham 
Instructive District Nursing Association, Boston . 
Medford Visiting Nurse Association, Medford 
New Bedford Instructive Nursing Association, New Bedford 
Newton District Nursing Association, Newton 
Visiting Nursing Association of Somerville, Somerville 
Waltham District Nursing Association, Waltham 
Watertown District Nursing Association, Watertown . 
Winchester Visiting Nurse Association, Winchester 
Worcester Society for District Nursing, Worcester 



128 
131 
42 
266 
178 
190 
203 
216 
110 
111 
114 
269 
118 
240 



139 

144 

71 

193 
205 
215 

240 
254 

258 
262 

272 



Peace Societies. 
American Peace Society, Boston 
Trustees of the Permanent Peace Fund, Boston 



12 
118 



Physical Culture Clubs. 
Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Boston . 

Prisoners, Associations for Aid of. 
John Howard Industrial Home, Boston .... 

Massachusetts Prison Association, Boston .... 
Massachusetts Society for Aiding Discharged Convicts, Boston 
Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners, Dedham 



59 



74 

85 

85 

144 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



289 



Fall 



River 



Relief and Aid Associatioyis. 

American Ramabai Association, Boston 

Auxiliary Relief Branch of the Russian and Polish Jewish Central Com- 
mittee at Jerusalem, Boston .... 

Barnard Memorial, Boston 

Baron Hirsch Benevolent Association, Fall River 

Beverly Female Charitable Society, Beverly 

Beverly Fuel Society, Beverly .... 

Boston Branch Baron de Hirsch Fund, Boston 

Boston Legal Aid Society, Boston .... 

Boston Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Boston . 

Boston Provident Association, Boston . 

Boston Society of Decorative Art, Boston 

Brackett Charitable Trust, The, Quincy 

British Charitable Society, Boston .... 

Brookline Friendly Society, The, Brookline . 

Cambridgeport Fruit and Flower Mission, Cambridge 

Charitable Irish Society, Boston .... 

City Missionary Society, Boston .... 

Concord Female Charitable Society, The, Concord 

Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, The, Fairhaven 

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph du Puy, The 

Co- Workers' Fraternity Company, The, Boston 

Devens Benevolent Association, Boston . 

Dorchester Relief Society, Boston . 

East End Christian Union, Cambridge . 

Elizabeth Peabody House Association, Boston 

Emil Zola Association, Fall River . ' . 

Fairhaven Benevolent Association, Fairhaven 

Faith and Hope Association, Boston 

Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association, Fall River 

Fall River Hebrew Women's Charitable Institution, F 

Federated Jewish Charities of Boston, Boston 

Federation of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts, Boston 

Female Benevolent Society at South Danvers, Peabody 

Female Charitable Society of West Box ford, Boxford . 

First Spiritualist Ladies' Aid Society, Boston 

Fisher Charitable Society, Beverly .... 

Fragment Society, The, Boston 

Franciscan Monastery of Saint Clare, The, Boston 

Frauen Verein, Boston 

Frederick E. Weber Charities Corporation, The, Boston 

Free Reading Room, Incorporated, Waltham 

General Charitable Society of Newburyport, Newburyport 

German Aid Society of Boston and Vicinity, Boston 

German Ladies' Aid Society of Boston, Boston 

Haverhill Female Benevolent Society, Haverhill . 

Haverhill Young Women's Christian Association, Haverhill 

Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Fall River . 

Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Association of Brockton, The, Brockton 

Hebrew Ladies' Charity Society of the Flint, Fall River 

Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, New Bedford . 

Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society of Taunton, Taunton 

Hebrew Women's Sewing Society, Boston 

Helping Hand Society, Nantucket . 



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Horace Smith Fund, The, Springfield 242 

Howard Benevolent Society, Boston 66 

Imperial Japanese Benevolent Association of Boston, The, Boston . . 68 

Industrial House Charities, Springfield 242 

International Working Peoples' Educational Center, Boston ... 72 

Jamaica Plain Friendly Society, Boston 72 

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood House Association, Boston .... 73 

Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association, Boston 75 

Ladies' Benevolent Circle of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston . 75 

Ladies' Benevolent Society, The, Fairhaven 146 

Ladies' Benevolent Society of Newbury, Newbury ..... 210 

Ladies' Charitable Society of Amesbury, Amesbury 4 

Ladies' Hebrew Council, The, Lawrence 173 

Ladies' Howard Society of Nantucket, Nantucket 199 

Ladies' Lyceum Union, Boston 76 

Lend a Hand Society, Boston 76 

Lincoln House Association, Boston 77 

Lynn Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, The, Lynn .... 185 

Marblehead Female Humane Society, Marblehead 191 

Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, Boston 80 

Massachusetts Division of the International Sunshine Society, The, Boston 81 

Merrimac Street Mission, The, Boston 87 

Monday Club of Maiden, The, Maiden 190 

Morgan Memorial Co-operative Industries and Stores, The, Boston . . 88 

Needlewoman's Friend Society, The, Boston 89 

Neighborhood House Association, Lynn 187 

New Bedford Country Week Society, Incorporated, New Bedford . . 203 

New Bedford Dorcas Society, New Bedford 204 

New Bedford Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society, New Bedford .... 204 

Newburyport Howard Benevolent Society, Newburyport .... 212 

North Worcester Aid Society, Worcester 268 

Peace Society, The, Fall River 152 

Plymouth Fragment Society, Plymouth 225 

Quincy Charitable Society, Quincy 227 

Red Cross Bureau, The, Boston 97 

Relief Association, The, Nantucket 200 

Robert Gould Shaw Association, Boston 98 

Robert Treat Paine Association, The, Boston 98 

Roxbury Aid Society, Boston 99 

Roxbury Charitable Society, Boston 99 

Roxbury Female Benevolent Society, Boston 100 

Roxbury Ladies' Aid and Fuel Society, Boston 101 

Roxbury Neighborhood House Association, Boston 102 

Russell-Hood Trust, Inc., Lawrence 174 

St. Joseph's Association of Boston, Boston 103 

Salem Female Charitable Society, Boston 234 

Salvation Army of Massachusetts, Incorporated, The, Boston . . . 105 

Samaritan Society, The, Salem 235 

Scots' Charitable Society, Boston 106 

Smorgon Aid Association, The, Boston 107 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the City of Boston, Boston . . . 110 

Somerville Hospital Ladies' Aid Association, Somerville .... 239 

South Boston Samaritan Society, Boston 110 

South End Day Nursery Auxiliary, Boston Ill 

Swift Charity, Milton 198 

Swiss Benevolent Society, Boston 115 



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PAGE 

Trustees of the Charitable Fund in the Town of Lancaster, Lancaster . . 171 

Trustees of the Charlestown's Poor Fund, Boston 117 

Trustees of the James Arnold Fund, New Bedford 209 

Trustees of the John Boylston's Charitable Donations for the Benefit and 
Support of Aged Poor Persons, and of Orphans and Deserted Children, 

Boston 117 

Union for Good Works, New Bedford 209 

Union for Home Work in Pittsfield 224 

Union Relief Association, Springfield 2-17 

Union Rescue Mission, Boston 119 

United Askinaz Society of Cambridge, Cambridge 139 

United Hebrew Benevolent Association, Boston 120 

United Hebrew Civic Association of Fall River, Fall River . . . . 156 

Waltham Hebrew Association, Waltham 255 

Wells Memorial Association, Boston 122 

Wentworth Institute, Boston 123 

Worcester Employment Society, The, Worcester 271 

Worcester Swedish Charitable Association, Worcester 273 

Young Men's Hebrew Association of Maiden, Maiden 191 

Young Men's Hebrew Association of Medford, Medford .... 194 
Young Men's Hebrew Association of South Framingham, South Framing- 
ham 160 

Seamen and Pilots, Homes and Associatioyis for. 

Boston Harbor Club, The, Boston 26 

Boston Pilots' Relief Society, Boston 30 

Boston Seaman's Friend Society, Boston 31 

Gloucester Relief Association, Gloucester 164 

Managers of Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society, Boston ... 78 

Newburyport Bethel Society, Newburyport 211 

Phineas Stowe Seamen's Home, Boston 96 

Seamen's Widow and Orphan Association, Salem 236 

Shaw Asylum for Mariners' Children, Boston 107 

Soldiers and Sailors, Homes for. 

Dahlgren Memorial Hall Association, Boston 44 

National Sailors' Home, Quincy 227 

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Quincy 227 

Students, Aid and Homes for. 

Hyannis Normal Students' Permanent Loan Fund Company ... 6 

Northfield Seminary Students' Aid Society, Northfield .... 219 

Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins, Boston 116 

Trustees of the Medford Scholarship of Harvard University, Medford . 194 

Temporary Homes. 

Benoth Israel Sheltering Home, Boston 18 

Boston Female Asylum, Boston 25 

Boston Industrial Home, Boston 27 

Children's Home, Lowell 177 

Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute, The, Boston . . 40 

Ellis Memorial and Eldredge Home, Boston 47 

Fall River Women's Union, Fall River 150 

Gwynne Temporary Home for Children, The, Boston 57 



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Helping Hand Temporary Home for Destitute Jewish Children, Boston 

Home for Destitute Catholic Children, Boston 

Hunt Asylum for Destitute Children, Boston 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Boston 

Nickerson Home for Children, Boston . 

Seaside Home of Fall River, Fall River 

Sheltering Arms Society, Lowell .... 

Springfield Homes for Friendless Women and Children, 

Springfield Rescue Mission, Springfield . 

Temporary Home for Working Women, Boston 



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PACK 

61 

64 

67 

86 

94 

155 

182 

245 

246 

115 



Travellers' Aid Societies. 
Young Travellers' Aid Society, The, Boston . 



127 



Widows, Homes and Associations for. 
Boston Fatherless and Widows' Society, Boston . 

Eagle Benefit Association, Revere 

Widows' Society of Boston, The, Boston . . . . 



24 
229 
123 



Young Girls, Homes for. 
Bethany Union for Young Women, Boston 
Boston Young Women's Christian Association, Boston . 
Brockton Young Women's Christian Association, Brockton 
Brooke House, Boston ....... 

Charlotte Home, The, North Andover .... 

Fitchburg Helping Hand Association, Fitchburg . 
Frances E. Willard Settlement, Boston .... 

Franklin Square House, The, Boston .... 

French Women's Christian Association, Boston 

Good Shepherd Association of Springfield, The, Springfield 

Harriet Tubman House, Inc., Boston 

House of the Good Shepherd, Boston 

Immigrants' Home, Boston 

Ingleside Corporation, Revere 

Lynn Home for Young Women, Lynn 

Massachusetts Association of Women Workers Corporation, Rockport 

Massachusetts Society for the University Education of Women, Boston 

New England Helping Hand Society, Boston 

St. Joseph's Home, Boston 

Sherman Rest Home, The, Chicopee .... 
South End House Association, The, Boston . 
Women's Clubhouse Association of Magnolia, Gloucester 
Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Boston 
Working Girls' Home and Home of the Grey Nuns, Boston 



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33 

129 

34 

219 

157 

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54 

55 

241 

58 

66 

68 

230 

186 

230 

87 

91 

103 

141 

112 

164 

125 

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Corporate Namk. 

Adams Nervine Asylum, Boston 10 

Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester 162 

American Humane Education Society, The, Boston 11 

American Invalid Aid Society, Boston 11 

American Mt. Coffee Association, Boston 11 

American Peace Society, Boston 12 

American Ramabai Association, Boston 12 



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Corporate Name. page 

Amesbury and Salisbury Home for Aged Women, Amesbury ... 3 

Amesbury Hospital Association, The, Amesbury 4 

Andover Guild, Andover 4 

Audover Home for Aged People 5 

Animal Rescue League, Boston 13 

Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport 210 

Army Nurse Association of Massachusetts, Boston 13 

Associated Charities of Boston, Boston 14 

Associated Charities of Cambridge, Cambridge ...... 132 

Associated Charities of Fall River, Fall River 147 

Associated Charities of Fitchburg, Fitchburg 156 

Associated Charities of Gloucester, Gloucester 163 

Associated Charities of Lynn, Lynn . 183 

Associated Charities of Maiden, The, Maiden 188 

Associated Charities of Newton, Newton . 214 

Associated Charities of Salem, Mass., Salem 231 

Associated Charities of Somerville, Somerville 2.37 

Associated Charities of Taunton, Taunton 250 

Associated Charities of Worcester, The, Worcester 263 

Association for the Relief of Aged and Destitute Women in Salem, Salem . 231 

Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford, New Bedford 201 

Association for the Work of Mercy in the Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston 14 

Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for Works of Mercy, Boston 15 

Association of the Hawthorne Club, Boston 15 

Association of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Worcester .... 264 
Auxiliary Relief Branch of the Russian and Polish Jewish Central Com- 
mittee at Jerusalem, Boston 16 

Avon Home, Cambridge 133 

Babies' Summer Hospital Society, The, Peabody 220 

Baptist Home, The, Cambridge 133 

Barnard Memorial, Boston 16 

Baron Hirsch Benevolent Association, Fall River 147 

Battles Home, The, Lowell 176 

Bay State Dispensary, Boston 17 

Bay State Medical and Surgical Company, The, Brockton .... 128 

Beneficent Society of the New England Conservatory of Music, The, Boston 17 

Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants, Boston .... 18 

Benoth Israel Sheltering Home, Boston 18 

Berkeley Infirmary, The, Boston 18 

Berkshire County Home for Aged Women, Pittsfield 222 

Bertram Home for Aged Men, Salem 231 

Betliany Union for Young Women, Boston 19 

Bethesda Society, Boston 19 

Beverly Female Charitable Society, Beverly 7 

Beverly Fuel Society, Beverly 7 

Beverly Hospital Corporation, Beverly 8 

Board of Ministerial Aid, Boston 20 

Boston Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberculosis, Boston . 20 

Boston Branch Baron de Hirsch Fund, Boston 21 

Boston Children's Aid Society, Boston 21 

Boston Children's Friend Society, Boston 22 

Boston City Hospital, Boston 22 

Boston Dispensary, Boston .......... 23 

Boston Emergency and General Hospital, Boston 24 

Boston Fatherless and Widows' Society, Boston 24 

Boston Female Asylum, Boston 25 



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CoKPOR^TK Name. page 

Boston Floating Hospital, The, Boston 25 

Boston Florence Crittenton Home Society, "Watertown 256 

Boston Harbor Club, The, Boston 26 

Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, The, Boston ... 26 

Boston Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Boston 26 

Boston Home for Incurables, Boston 27 

Boston Industrial Home, Boston 27 

Boston Institute Seashore Home, Sharon 237 

Boston Legal Aid Society, Boston 28 

Boston Lying-in Hospital, Boston 28 

Boston Newsboys' Aid Association, Boston 29 

Boston North End Mission, Boston 29 

Boston Nursery for Blind Babies, Boston 29 

Boston Parents' Education Association for Deaf Children, Boston . . 30 

Boston Pilots' Relief Society, Boston .30 

Boston Provident Association, Boston 31 

Boston Seaman's Friend Society, Boston 31 

Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, The, Boston . . 32 

Boston Society of Decorative Art, Boston 32 

Boston Traveler Charitable Society, Boston 32 

Boston Young Women's Christian Association, Boston 33 

Boys* Club of Lynn, Lynn 184 

Boys' Club of Pittsfield, Pittsfield 223 

Boys' Institute of Industry, The, Boston 33 

Brackett Charitable Trust, Incorporated, The, Quincy 226 

Brigham Hospital and North End Dispensary, Boston 34 

British Charitable Society, Boston 34 

Brockton Day Nursery, Brockton 128 

Brockton Hospital Company, Brockton 129 

Brockton Humane Society, The, Brockton 129 

Brockton Young "Women's Christian Association, Brockton .... 129 

Brooke House, Boston .34 

Brookline Day Nursery 131 

Brookline Friendly Society, The, Brookline 131 

Bunker Hill Boys' Club Association, The, Boston 35 

Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg 156 

Burnap Free Home for Aged Women, Boston 36 

Burrage Hospital Association, Boston 36 

Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, The, Cambridge . . . 134 

Cambridge Homes for Aged People, Cambridge 134 

Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge 135 

Cambridgeport Fruit and Flower Mission, Cambridge 135 

Cambridge Relief Hospital, Cambridge 136 

Canton Nursing Association, The, Canton 139 

Carney Hospital, Boston 36 

Channing Home, Boston 37 

Charitable Burial Association, Boston 37 

Charitable Irish Society, Boston 38 

Charitable Surgical Appliance Shop, Boston 38 

Charity Organization Society of New Bedford, The, New Bedford . . 202 

Charles B. Haven Home for Aged Men in Peabody, Peabody . . . 220 

Charlotte Home, The, North Andover 219 

Chelsea Boys' Club Association, The, Chelsea 139 

Chevra Kadisha of Chelsea, Chelsea 139 

Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, Cambridge 136 

Children's Aid Society of Nantucket, Nantucket 199 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 295 

Corporate >fAME. pagk 

Children's Health Fund, Boston 39 

Children's Home, Lowell 177 

Children's Home of F;ill River, Fall River 148 

Children's Hope Music House, Cambridge 136 

Children's Hospital, The, Boston 39 

Children's Island Sanitarium, The, Salem 232 

Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute in the City of Boston, 

The, Boston 40 

Children's Progressive Lyceum Association No. 1 of Boston, The, Boston . 40 

Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children, Boston .... 41 

City Hospital of Quincy, Quincy 226 

City Missionary Society, Boston 41 

City Orphan Asylum, The, Salem 233 

Clinton Home for Aged People, The, Clinton 141 

Clinton Hospital Association, Clinton 142 

Columbus Day Nursery of South Boston, The, Boston 42 

Concord Female Charitable Society, The, Concord 142 

Concord's Home for the Aged, Concord 143 

Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts, Boston .... 42 

Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, The, Fairhaven 146 

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph du Puy, The, Fall River . . 148 

Convalescent Home of the Children's Hospital, The, "Wellesley . . . 259 

Cooley Dickinson Hospital, The, Northampton 218 

Corporation of the Rebecca Pomroy Newton Home for Orphan Girls, New- 
ton . 214 

Corporation of the Ryder Home for Old People, Plymouth .... 224 

Corps 35, Volunteer Life Saving Service, Revere 229 

Co-Workers Fraternity Company, The, Boston 43 

Cullis Consumptives' Home, Boston 43 

Dahlgren Memorial Hall Association, Boston 44 

Danvers Home for the Aged, Danvers 143 

Dedham Emergency Nursing Association, Dedham 144 

Devens Benevolent Society, Boston 44 

Doane Orphanage, The, Longmeadow 176 

Door of Hope Society, Worcester 265 

Dorchester Relief Society, Boston 45 

Dorothea Dix Hall Association, Boston 45 

Eagle Benefit Association, The, Revere 229 

East Boston Ladies' Gmilath Chased Sel Emeth Association, Boston . . 46 

East End Christian Union, Cambridge 137 

Eliza J. Hahn Home for Aged Couples, Lynn 184 

Elizabeth Peabody House Association, Boston 46 

Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home Corporation, Boston .... 46 

Ellis Memorial and Eldredge Home, Boston 47 

Emergency Hospital, Incorporated, Lynn 184 

Emil Zola Association, Fall River . 149 

Empire Theatrical Charitable and Benevolent Society, The, Boston . . 47 

Episcopal City Mission, The, Boston . 47 

Essex County Homoeopathic Hospital, Salem 233 

Evangelistic Association of New England, The, Boston .... 48 

Everett Home for Aged Persons, Everett . 145 

Fairhaven I'.enevolent Association, Fairhaven 146 

Faith and Hope Association, Boston 48 

Faith Home, Lowell 177 

Fall River Deaconess Home, Fall River 149 

Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association, Fall River . . 150 



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Corporate Namk. 
Fall River Hebrew Women's Charitable Institution, Fall River 

Fall River Women's Union, Fall River 

Farm and Trades School, The, Boston ..... 
Farren Memorial Hospital of Montague City, Mass., The, Montague 

Fathers' and Mothers' Club, Boston 

Faulkner Hospital Corporation, The, Boston .... 

Federated Boys' Clubs, Boston 

Federated Jewish Charities of Boston, Boston 

Federation of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts, Boston 

Female Benevolent Society at South Danvers, Peabody 

Female Charitable Society of West Boxford, Boxford 

First Spiritualist Ladies' Aid Society, Boston 

Fisher Charitable Society, Beverly 

Fitchburg Helping Hand Association, Fitchburg . 

Fitchburg Home for Old Ladies, Fitchburg . 

Fitchburg Union Aid Home for Children, The, Fitchburg . 

Florence Crittenton League of Compassion, Watertown 

Fragment Society, The, Boston 

Framingham Hospital, Framingham 

Framingham Training School for Nurses, The, Framingham 

Frances E. Willard Settlement, Boston 

Franciscan Monastery of Saint Clare, The, Boston 
Franklin County Public Hospital, The, Greenfield 

Franklin Square House, The, Boston 

Fraternal Home and Hospital, Cambridge .... 

Frauen Verein, Boston 

Frederick E. Weber Charities Corporation, The, Boston 

Frederick Ozanam House Association of Dorchester, Boston 

Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, The, Boston 

Free Hospital for Women, Brookline .... 

Free Reading Room, Incorporated, Waltham 

French Women's Christian Association, Boston 

Gardner Home for Elderly People, Gardner . 

General Charitable Society of Newburyport, Newburyport 

George Blackburn Hospital, The, Walpole . 

German Aid Society of Boston and Vicinity, Boston 

German Ladies' Aid Society of Boston, Boston 

German Ruth-Society of Lawrence, Massachusetts, Lawrence 

Gilbert Home for Aged and Indigent Persons, The, Gloucester 

Gloucester Relief Association, Gloucester 

Good Samaritan Society of Worcester, Worcester . 

Good Shepherd Association of Springfield, The, Springfield 

Guild of St. Elizabeth, The, Boston .... 

Gwynne Temporary Home for Children, The, Boston . 

Hahnemann Hospital, Boston 

Hale Hospital, Haverhill 

Hale House Association, Boston 

Hampden County Children's Aid Association, Springfield 
Harriet Tubman House, Inc., Boston .... 
Haverhill Boys' Club Association, Haverhill 
Haverhill Female Benevolent Society, Haverhill . 
Haverhill Young Women's Christian Association, Haverhill 
Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Boston 
Hebrew Free School Society, Fall River 
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, The, Boston 
Hebrew Industrial School, Boston .... 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 297 

CORPOBATE Name. page 

Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Fall River 151 

Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Association of Brockton, The, Brockton . . 130 

Hebrew Ladies' Charity Society of the Flint, Fall River .... 152 
Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, New Bedford, The, Massachusetts, 

New Bedford 202 

Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society of Taunton, Taunton . . . 250 

Hebrew Moshev Zekanim Association, Boston 60 

Hebrew Women's Sewing Society, Boston 60 

Helping Hand Society, Nantucket 199 

Helping Hand Temporary Home for Destitute Jewish Children, Boston . 61 

Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital, The, Gardner 161 

Henry C. Nevins Home for the Aged and Incurable, Methuen ... 194 

Henry 0. Peabody School for Girls, Boston 61 

Hillside School, Greenwich 166 

Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables, The, Cambridge 138 

Holyoke Boys' Club Association, The, Holyoke 168 

Holyoke City Hospital, Holyoke 169 

Holyoke Home for Aged People, Holyoke 169 

Home for Aged and Invalid Women in Northampton, Northampton . . 218 

Home for Aged Colored Women, Boston 62 

Home for Aged Couples, Boston 62 

Home for Aged Men, Boston 63 

Home for Aged Men and Women in Framingham, Framingham . . . 159 

Home for Aged Men in Worcester, The, Worcester 265 

Home for Aged People, Fall River 152 

Home for Aged People in Revere, Revere 229 

Home for Aged People in Stoneham, Stoneham 248 

Home for Aged People in Winchester, Winchester 261 

Home for Aged Women, Boston 63 

Home for Aged Women in Woburn, Woburn 262 

Home for Destitute Catholic Children, of Boston, Boston .... 64 

Home for the Aged at Milford, Milford 195 

Horace Smith Fund, The, Springfield 242 

House of the Angel Guardian, Boston 64 

House of the Good Samaritan, Boston 65 

House of the Good Shepherd, Boston 66 

House of Mercy, Pittsfield 223 

Howard Benevolent Society, Boston 66 

Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston . . 67 

Hunt Asylum for Destitute Children, Boston 67 

Huntress Home, Gloucester 164 

Hyannis Normal Students' Permanent Loan Fund Company, Barnstable . 6 

Hydropathic Institute, Boston 68 

Immigrants' Home, Boston 68 

Imperial Japanese Benevolent Association of Boston, Massachusetts, The, 

Boston 68 

Incorporated Protectory of Mary Immaculate, Lawrence .... 172 

Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, Boston ... 68 

Industrial House Charities, Springfield 242 

Industrial School for Crippled and Deformed Children, Boston ... 69 

Industrial School for Girls, Boston 70 

Infants' Hospital, Boston 70 

Ingleside Corporation, Revere 230 

Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Worcester . . . 266 

Institution of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Boston 71 

Instructive District Nursing Association, Boston 71 



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CoRPORATK Name. page 

International Working People's Educational Center, Boston ... 72 

Isaac Munroe Home for Orphan and Needy Children, Peabody . . . 221 

Jamaica Plain Dispensary, Boston 72 

Jamaica Plain Friendly Society, Boston 72 

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood House Association, Boston .... 73 

James Wheelock Home for Little Strangers, The, Boston .... 73 

Jewish Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Boston 74 

Jewish Associated Charities of Lynn, Lynn 185 

John Howard Industrial Home, Boston 74 

Jordan Hospital, The, Plymouth 225 

Kalvarian Aid Association, Boston 74 

King's Daughters and Sons Home for the Aged in Norfolk County, The, 

Norfolk 217 

Kingston Dispensary, Boston 74 

Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association, Boston 76 

Ladies' Benevolent Circle of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston . 75 

Ladies' Benevolent Society, The, Fairhaven 146 

Ladies' Benevolent Society of Newbury, Newbury 210 

Ladies' Charitable Society of Amesbury, Amesbury 4 

Ladies' City Mission Society in New Bedford, New Bedford . . . 202 

Ladies' Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea, Chelsea 140 

Ladies' Gmeloos Chasodem Association, The, Lowell 178 

Ladies' Hebrew Council, The, Lawrence 173 

Ladies' Helping Hand Auxiliary to the Home for Destitute Jewish Children, 

Boston 75 

Ladies' Helping Hand Society, The, Lowell 178 

Ladies' Howard Society of Nantucket, Nantucket 199 

Ladies' Lyceum Union, Boston 76 

Ladies' Unity Club Home for Aged People, Roxbury 76 

Ladies' Union Charitable Society, Lawrence . . . . . . . 173 

Lamson Home, The, Cambridge 138 

Lawrence Home for Aged People, Lawrence 174 

Leicester Samaritan Association, Leicester 174 

Leland Home for Aged Women, Waltham 253 

Lend a Hand Society, Boston 76 

Leominster Home for Old Ladies, Leominster 175 

Leominster Hospital Association, Leominster 175 

Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews, and Orphanage, Milton . . 196 

Lexington Home for Aged People, Lexington 176 

Linath Hazedek Association of East Boston, Boston 77 

Lincoln House Association, Boston 77 

Little Franciscan Sisters of Mary, Worcester 266 

Lowell Day Nursery Association, Lowell 178 

Lowell Dispensary, Lowell 179 

Lowell General Hospital, The, Lowell 179 

Lowell Humane Society, The, Lowell 180 

Lutheran Immigrant Board, The, Boston 78 

Lutheran Orphans* Home Board, Incorporated, The, Avon .... 5 

Lynn Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, Lynn 185 

Lynn Home for Aged Men, Lynn 185 

Lynn Home for Aged Women, Lynn ........ 186 

Lynn Home for Young Women, Lynn 186 

Lynn Hospital, Lynn 187 

Maiden Boys' Industrial Club, The, Maiden 188 

Maiden Home for Aged Persons, Maiden 189 

Maiden Hospital, Maiden 189 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



299 



Corporate Name 
Maiden Industrial Aid Society, Maiden 
Managers of Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society, Boston 
Marblehead Female Humane Society, Marblehead 
Maria Hayes Home for Aged Persons, Natick 
Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough .... 
Massachusetts Association for Promoting the Interests of the Adult Blind 

Boston 

Massachusetts Association of "Women Workers Corporation, Rockport 

Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society, Boston 

Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston 

Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, Boston .... 

Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, Boston 

Massachusetts Division of the International Sunshine Society, Boston 

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 

Massachusetts Health Company, Boston 

Massachusetts Home for Intemperate "Women, Boston 

Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital, Boston 

Massachusetts Infant Asylum, Boston . 

Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society, Boston 

Massachusetts Prison Association, Boston 

Massachusetts Society for Aiding Discharged Convicts, Boston 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Boston 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Boston 

Massachusetts Society for the University Education of Women, Boston 

Medford Home for Aged Men and "Women, Medford 

Medford "Visiting Nurse Association, Medford 

Melrose Hospital Association, Melrose . 

Memorial Home for the Blind, The, "Worcester 

Mercy Hospital, Springfield 

Merrimac Street Mission, The, Boston . 
Michael Anagnos Schools, Boston .... 

Milford Hospital, Milford 

Millet Sanatorium, Incorp., East Bridgewater 

Milton Convalescent Home, The, Milton 

Monday Club of Maiden, The, Maiden . 

Montgomery Home for Aged People, Middleborough 

Morgan Memorial Co-operative Industries and Stores, The, Bosto; 

Mothers' Rest Association of Newton Centre, The, Needham 

Mount Pleasant Home, The, Boston 

Mount Sinai Hospital Society of Boston, Massachusetts, Boston 

National Sailors' Home, Quincy 

Needlewoman's Friend Society, The, Boston .... 

Neighborhood House Association, Lynn 

New Bedford Country Week Society, Incorporated, New Bedford 
New Bedford Day Nursery, New Bedford .... 
New Bedford Dorcas Society, New Bedford . . . . , 
New Bedford Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society, New Bedford 
New Bedford Home for Aged, New Bedford .... 
New Bedford Instructive Nursing Association, New Bedford 

New Bedford Orphans' Home, New Bedford 

New Bedford Women's Reform and Relief Association, New Bed 

Newburyport Bethel Society, Newburyport . 

Newburyport Female Charitable Society. Newburyport 

Newburyport Homa'opathic Hospital, The, Newburyport 

Newburyport Howard Benevolent Society, Newburyport 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Females, The, Newburyport 



ford 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



(.'ORPOKATK NAMK. 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Men, Newburyport 

New England Baptist Hospital, Boston . 

New England Convalescent Rest Home, The, Boston 

New England Deaconess Association, Boston . 

New England Eye and Ear Hospital, Boston . 

New England Helping Hand Society, Boston 

New England Home for Deaf Mutes, The, Everett 

New England Home for Little Wanderers, Boston 

New England Hospital for Women and Children, Boston 

New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, Beverly 

New Engl-and Moral Reform Society, Boston . 

New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children, Hyde Park 

New England Sanitarium and Benevolent Association, Stoneham 

New England Training School for Nurses, Boston . 

Newsboys' Reading Room Association, Boston 

Newton District Nursing Association, Newton 

Newton Home for Aged People, Newton 

Newton Hospital, Newton 

Nickerson Home for Children, Boston . 
Nonantum Day Nursery Association, The, Newton 
North Adams Hospital, North Adams . 
North Bennet Street Industrial School, Boston 
North End Diet Kitchen, Boston .... 
North End I-adies' Aid Association, Boston . 
Northfield Seminary Students' Aid Society, Northfield 
North Worcester Aid Society, Worcester 

Old Ladies' Home, Lowell 

Old Ladies' Home Association, Haverhill 

Old Ladies' Home Association of Chelsea, Chelsea 

Old Ladies' Home Society, Beverly 

Oliver Ditson Society for the Relief of Needy Musicians, Boston 

Oxford Home for Aged People, Oxford . 

Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent de 

Mass., The, Springfield 

Peace Society, The, Fall River .... 

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston . 

Phineas Stowe Seamen's Home, Boston . 

Plummer Farm School of Reform for Boys, The, Salem 

Plymouth Fragment Society, Plymouth . 

Portuguese League of Assistance to the Consumptives, 

Preachers' Aid Society of the New England Annua 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston . 
Public Hospital of Hyde Park, The, Hyde Park . 
Quincy Charitable Society, Quincy 
Reading Home for Aged Women, Reading 
Red Acre Farm, Incorporated, Stow 
Red Cross Bureau, Boston 
Refuge in the City of Boston, The, Boston 
Relief Association, The, Nantucket 
Rescue Mission of Fall River, Massachusetts, The, Fal 
Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables, Boston 
Robert Gould Shaw Association, Boston 
Robert Treat Paine Association, The, Boston 
Roxbury Aid Society, Boston . 
Roxbury Charitable Society, Boston 
Roxbury Female Benevolent Society, Boston 



Paul 



of Springfield 



New Bedford 
Conference of the 



River 



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301 



COKI'ORATK NaMK. 

Roxbury Home for Children and Aged "Women, Boston 
Roxbury Honui'opathic Dispensary, Boston . 
Roxbury Ladies' Aid and Fuel Society, Boston 
Roxbury Neighborhood House Association, Boston 
Rufus S. Frost General Hospital, Chelsea 
Ruggles Street Neighborhood House, The, Boston 
Russell-Hood Trust, Inc, Lawrence .... 

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Quincy 

Saint Anne's French-Canadian Orphanage, Worcester . 
Saint Anne's Hospital Corporation, Fall River 
St. Elizabeth's Hospital of Boston, Boston 

St. John's Hospital, Lowell 

St. Joseph's Association of Boston, Boston 

St. Joseph's Home, Boston 

St. Joseph's Industrial School for Boys, Millbury . 

St. Joseph's Orphanage, Fall River .... 

St. Luke's Home for Convalescents, Boston . 

St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford, New Bedford 

St. Mary's Home of New Bedford, New Bedford . 

St. Mary's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital, Boston 

St. Patrick's Home of Lowell, Lowell .... 

St. Vincent's Home Corporation of Fall River, Fall River 

Saint Vincent's Hospital of Worcester, Worcester 

St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, Boston .* . . . 

Salem Female Charitable Society, Salem 

Salem Hospital, Salem 

Salem Seaman's Orphan and Children's Friend Society, Salem 
Salvation Army of Massachusetts, Incorporated, The, Boston 

Samaritan Society, The, Salem 

Sandy Maloney Midnight Mission, Boston 
Sarah Fuller Home for Little Deaf Children, The, Medford 
Scots' Charitable Society, Boston ..... 
Seamen's Widow and Orphan Association, Salem . 
Seaside Home of Fall River, Fall River 

Sharon Sanatorium, Sharon 

Shaw Asylum for Mariners' Children, Boston 

Sheltering Arms Society, Lowell 

Sherman Rest Home, The, Chicopee .... 
Shurtleff Mission to the Children of the Destitute, The, Westfield 
Sisters of Charity of the House of Providence, The. Holyoke 

Smorgon Aid Association, The, Boston 

Society for Helping Destitute Mothers and Infants, Boston . 

Society for Ministerial Relief, Boston 

Society for Promoting Theological Education, Boston . 

Society for the Relief of Aged or Disabled Episcopal Clergymen, Boston 

Society for the Relief of the Widows and Orphans of the Protestant Epis 

copal Church, Boston 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the City of Boston, Boston 
Somerville Boys' Club, Somerville .... 

Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery As.sociation, Somerville 
Somerville Home for the Aged, Somerville . 

Somerville Hospital, Somerville 

Somerville Hospital Ladies' Aid Association, Somerville 
South Boston Day Nursery, Boston .... 
South Boston Samaritan Society, Boston 
South End Day Nursery, Boston 



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CoKPORATE Name. pack 

South End Day Nursery Auxiliary, Boston Ill 

South End Diet Kitchen, Boston 112 

South End Dispensary and Hospital, Boston 112 

South End House Association, The, Boston 112 

South End Industrial School, Boston 113 

Spencer Good Samaritan Association, Spencer 241 

Springfield Home for Aged Men, Springfield 244 

Springfield Home for Aged Women, Springfield 245 

Springfield Homes for Friendless Women and Children, Springfield . . 245 

Springfield Hospital, The, Springfield 246 

Springfield Rescue Mission, The, Springfield 246 

Suffolk Dispensary, Boston 114 

Sunny Bank Home, Watertown 257 

Sunnyside Day Nursery, The, Boston 114 

Sutton Home for Aged Women in Peabody, Peahody 221 

Swift Charity, Milton 198 

Swiss Benevolent Society, Boston 115 

Symmes Arlington Hospital, Arlington 5 

Taunton Boys' Club Association of Taunton, Taunton 250 

Taunton Female Charitable Association, Taunton 251 

Taunton Hospital Company, Taunton 251 

Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners, Dedham . . . 144 

Temporary Home and Day Nursery Society, Worcester .... 269 

Temporary Home for Working Women, Boston 115 

Theodore Edson Orphanage, The, Lowell 182 

Tremont Dispensary, The, Boston 115 

Trinity Church Home for the Aged (Rachel Allen Memorial) , Boston . 116 

Trustees of the Ayer Home, Lowell 183 

Trustees of the Bromfield School, Boston 118 

Trustees of the Carlton Home, Georgetown 161 

Trustees of the Charitable Fund in the Town of Lancaster, Lancaster . . 171 

Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins, Boston 116 

Trustees of the Charlestown Poor's Fund, Boston 117 

Trustees of the Medford Scholarship of Harvard University, Medford . . 194 

Trustees of the Home for Aged Women in the City of Worcester, Worcester 270 

Trustees of the James Arnold Fund, New Bedford 209 

Trustees of John Boylston's Charitable Donations for the Benefit and Sup- 
port of Aged Poor Persons, and of Orphans and Deserted Children, Boston 117 

Trustees of the Noble Hospital, Westfield 260 

Trustees of the Permanent Peace Fund, Boston 118 

Tyler Street Day Nursery Company, The, Boston 118 

Union Benevolent Society, The, Nantucket 200 

Union for Good Works, New Bedford 209 

Union for Home Work in Pittsfield, Pittsfield' 224 

Union Hospital, Lynn 187 

Union Hospital in Fall River, The, Fall River 155 

Union Relief Association, Springfield 247 

Union Rescue Mission, Boston 119 

United Askinaz Society of Cambridge, Cambridge 139 

United Hebrew Benevolent Association, Boston 120 

United Hebrew Civic Association of Fall River, Fall River .... 156 
United States Volunteer Life Saving Corps of Volunteer Life Savers, The, 

Boston 120 

Unterstiizung Verein, Boston 121 

Vincent Memorial Hospital, Boston 121 

Vineyard Haven Sanitarium, The, Tisbury 252 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 303 

Corporate Namk. pagk 

Visiting Nursing Association of Somerville, Somerville .... 240 

Wakefield Home for Aged Women, Wakefield 252 

Wales Home for Aged Women, Brockton 130 

Waltham Baby Hospital, The, Waltham 254 

Waltham District Nursing Association, Waltham 254 

Waltham Graduate Nurse Association, Waltham 255 

Waltham Hebrew Association, Waltham 255 

Waltham Hospital, Waltham 256 

Waltham Invalid Aid Association, Waltham 256 

Washingtonian Home, Boston • . . . 121 

Washington Street Day Nursery of Somerville, Somerville .... 240 

Watertown Associated Charities, Watertown 258 

Watertown District Nursing Association, Watertown 258 

Wells Memorial Association, Boston 122 

Wentworth Institute, Boston 123 

Wesson Maternity Hospital, Springfield 247 

Wesson Memorial Hospital, Springfield 248 

Westfield Home for Aged People, Westfield 260 

Westfield Home for Aged Women, Westfield 261 

Weymouth Hospital Association, Weymouth 261 

Widows' Society of Boston, The, Boston 123 

Willard Hospital, Bedford 6 

William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged Persons, 

The, Boston 123 

Winchendon Home for Aged People, The, Winchendon .... 261 

Winchester Home for Aged Women, Boston 123 

Winchester Visiting Nurse Association, Winchester 262 

Winning Home, Woburn 263 

Winsor School, Boston 124 

Woburn Home for Aged Couples, Woburn 263 

Woman's Charity Club Hospital Corporation, The, Boston .... 124 
Woman's Home Missionary Society of the New England Conference of the 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston 125 

Woman's Progressive Club, Worcester 270 

Women's Clubhouse Association of Magnolia, Gloucester .... 164 

Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Boston 125 

Worcester Children's Friend Society, Worcester 270 

Worcester Employment Society, The, Worcester 271 

Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester 271 

Worcester Hebrew Gmiled Chased Society, Worcester 272 

Worcester Home for Consumptives Corporation, Worcester .... 272 

Worcester Society for District Nursing, Worcester 272 

Worcester Swedish Charitable Association, Worcester . , . . 273 

Worcester Tuberculosis Relief Association, Worcester 273 

Working Boys' Home, Newton 217 

Working Girls' Home and Home of the Grey Nuns, Boston .... 126 

Working People's Aid Society, The, Boston 126 

Young Men's Hebrew Association of Maiden, Maiden 191 

Young Men's Hebrew Association of Med ford, Medford .... 194 
Young Men's Hebrew Association of South Framingham, South Framing- 
ham 160 

Young Travellers' Aid Society, The, Boston 127 



REPORT 

OF THE 

State Board of Chaeity 



Part III 



The City and Town Almshouses 

AND 

The Pauper Abstract 



THE CITY AND TOWN ALMSHOUSES. 



Laws relating to x\lmshouses. 
For the information of Overseers of the Poor, masters of 
almshouses, and others concerned, certain laws relating to alms- 
houses are here summarized. 

The State Board of Charity is required to visit all city and 
town almshouses, and to include in its x\nnual Report a state- 
ment of their condition and management, with its suggestions 
and recommendations relative thereto. (Revised Laws, chap. 
84, sect. 5.) 

The master of every almshouse must keej) a register, in a form 
prescribed by the State Board of Charity, of the names of the 
persons received or committed, the cities or to\^ms to which they 
belong, and the dates of their reception and discharge. (Revised 
Laws, chap. 30, sect. 17.) 

Every inmate of an almshouse able to work shall be kept dili- 
gently employed in labor. If he is idle and does not perform 
such reasonable task as is assigned, or if he is stubborn and 
disorderly, he shall be punished according to the orders and 
regulations established by the directors. (Revised Laws, chap. 
30, sect. 21. See also opinion of Attorney-General, given to 
State Board of Charity November 21, 1901.) 

The only children who can be lawfully supported in a city 
or town almshouse for a period of more than two months are: 
(1) those who are so defective in body or mind as to make 
their retention in an almshouse desirable; (2) those who are 
under two years of age; (3) those who are under five years of 
age, with mothers who are almshouse inmates and suitable per- 
sons to aid in taking care of them. In cases of failure of Over- 
seers of the Poor to remove children illegally in almshouses, 
the State Board of Charity is required to remove them and 



4 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

provide for them otherwise, at the expense of the city or town 
concerned. (Revised Laws, chap. 81, sect. 6; Acts of 1905, 
chap. 303.) 

Provision is made that tramps and vagrants, as well as crim- 
inals, shall be confined in separate and distinct quarters in all 
almshouses, and shall not be permitted to associate or communi- 
cate with the pauper inmates. (Acts of 1905, chap. 348.) 
Almshouse officials knowingly violating this law are liable to 
be punished by a fine 'of not more than three hundred dollars, 
or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both 
such fine and imprisonment. (Acts of 1904, chap. 274.) 

The State Board of Charity is authorized to advise with and 
assist Overseers of the Poor in the preparation of plans for 
almshouse buildings. (Acts of 1905, chap. 162.) 

Inspection of Almshouses. 
The record of the last eight years has been a record of steady 
progress. The method of inspection established under the pro- 
visions of the legislative act of 1900 has been followed ever 
since, with such modification and enlargement as the experi- 
ence of each succeeding year has suggested, and now ensures 
detailed reports concerning all the essential features of alms- 
house management. During this period the Board's initiative 
in the matter of improvements and rectification of unsatisfac- 
tory conditions has been followed to a marked degree by the 
local authorities. A vital factor in the work has been the 
regular visitation of the Board's inspector. This officer has 
gradually made himself acquainted with almshouse conditions 
and requirements throughout the Commonwealth, and as the 
personal medium of communication between the Board and 
the Overseers of the Poor, acting with energy and discretion, 
he has gradually won the confidence of these officials, and 
effectually supplemented the recommendations of the Board. 
Full credit must also be given to the volunteer almshouse visi- 
tors, who have so willingly devoted themselves to a study of 
the individual needs of the inmates, brightening their lives 
by supplying them with books, flowers, and various articles con- 
ducive to their comfort, and, moreover, by quiet observation 
disclosing occasional cases of carelessness and neglect on the 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 5 

part of the management. The work of these visitors becomes 
all the more satisfactory now that it is getting to be better 
understood and more highly appreciated by both Overseers and 
almshouse wardens. Visitors have been already appointed for 
about half of the almshouses, and it is the intention of the 
Board to appoint them ultimately for all. 

During the year the inspector has visited every almshouse 
once, 18 almshouses twice, 4 three times, 6 four times, and 1 
seven times. Besides holding various conferences with town 
committees and many personal interviews with town overseers, 
he has assisted in making several sets of plans. Visits have 
also been made, from time to time, by members of the Board. 
The volunteer visitors are expected to visit at least twice a 
year, but many of them go oftener, and a few once a month. 

Almshouses closed. 
The following almshouses have been recently closed, and their 
inmates provided for in private families or in other towns: 
Arlington, Berkley, Carver, Dracut, Dudley, Tyngsborough. 

E'ew Buildings and Improvements. 
At Middleborough a new almshouse, of good outward appear- 
ance, has been built, at an expense of about $17,000 ; but the 
Board was not consulted about the plans, and the interior is 
in some respects far from satisfactory. At Boston (Long 
Island) a good deal has been done in the way of renovation, 
at an expense of nearly $20,000. At Charlton an addition has 
been built, at an expense of about $2,700. In a large number 
of instances repairs and improvements have been made of con- 
siderable importance, the following towns having each spent 
$800 and upwards for this purpose: Adams, Ashland, Athol, 
Attleborough, Boston (Long Island), Braintree, Brockton, 
Cambridge, Carlisle, Charlton, Chicopee, Cohasset, Dartmouth, 
Fall River, Falmouth, Fitchburg, Framingham, Haverhill, 
Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Mansfield, !^Larlborough, 
Medford, Milton, Nantucket, Natick, New Bedford, Newburv- 
port, North Adams, North Andover, North Attleborough, 
Northbridge, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Salem, Sherborn, Spencer, 



6 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Soiithbridge, Springfield, Sturbridge, Sutton, Taunton, Towns- 
end, Wakefield, Ware, Watertown, Westport, Winchendon, 
Worcester. 

Defective Conditions. 

Record was made in last year's Report of the need, at Am- 
herst, of better fire protection ; at Belchertown, of better bathing 
facilities ; at Charlton, of increased accommodations ; at Dennis, 
of renovation of the building; at Monson, of a better heating 
system; and at Sutton, of general repairs. During the past 
year these defects have all been practically remedied. Report 
was also made of the following conditions: Easthampton, need 
of better water supply; Gloucester, need of a new building; 
Holyoke and Lawrence, need of better hospital accommoda- 
tions; Marshfield, generally poor condition. In these cases, 
at last accounts, no improvement had been made. There are 
to be added also, as the result of the last year's inspection, the 
following unsatisfactory conditions: at Ashburnham, the need 
of interior repairs and some new furniture ; at Mansfield, the 
need of repairs ; at Wayland, the need of a better heating sys- 
tem ; and at Wellesley and Woburn, the need of new buildings. 

Management. 
In 188 almshouses the management is in the hands of a 
warden and matron, and in 4 of a matron only. The combined 
salaries of these officials average about $580 per annum, in 
addition to their board and lodging; the total amount of these 
salaries being $109,874. About three-quarters of the to^\ms 
employ a total of 572 assistants, who are generally paid by the 
town, but in a few instances are paid by the warden. In a 
number of cases the warden performs other services for the 
town, without extra compensation. The greatest length of 
service in any one place is that of Waltham, where the warden 
and matron have served twenty-seven years ; in Wakefield there 
has been a like service of twenty-six years ; in Concord, of 
twenty-five years; in Lexington and Somerset, of twenty-four 
years ; in Lee and Pittsfield, of twenty-three years ; in Haver- 
hill, of twenty-one years ; in Hingham, of eighteen years ; and 
in Spencer, of fifteen years. Fifteen cities and towns are re- 
ported as employing a total of 112 nurses, as follows: Boston^ 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 7 

(Long Island), 52; Brookline, 1; Cambridge, 1; Fall Kiver, 
10 ; Fitchbnrg, 2 ; Gloucester, 1 ; Haverhill, 8 ; Holyoke, 3 ; 
Lawrence, 5; Lowell, 5; New Bedford, 5; Salem, 4; Taunton, 
1 ; Westfield, 2 ; Worcester, 12. It appears to the Board a 
matter of no little importance that, in every case of serious ill- 
ness where hospital care is not available, the service of a nurse 
should be procured. 

CONSTKUCTION. 

Of the 192 almshouses, 162 have buildings wholly of wood, 
22 of brick, 3 of stone, 4 of brick and wood, and 1 of stone 
and wood. In 130 almshouses one or more sitting-rooms are 
provided for the use of the inmates ; 4 use corridors for sitting- 
rooms, and 18 use dining-rooms. There is in all a total of 
208 sitting-rooms and 3,624 sleeping-rooms, in addition to 67 
wards and 54 dormitories with 6,683 beds. In 130 almshouses 
there are fully equipped bath-rooms, 6 having shower-baths 
also; in 20 the bath-rooms are partly equipped, and 42 have no 
bath-rooms; there being in all a total of 400 fully equipped 
bath-rooms and 21 partly equipped. In 123 there are water- 
closets. In 8 the heating is by hot air, in 18 by hot water, 
in 107 by steam, in 48 by stoves, in 6 by hot air and stoves, in 
2 by hot water and steam, in 2 by hot air and steam, and in 
1 by hot air and hot water. Oil furnishes light for 133, elec- 
tricity for 47, gas for 3, gas and electricity for 4, electricity and 
oil for 2, and oil and candles for 3. Fire-escapes appear to be 
provided in all cases where they are a matter of importance. 
In 153 almshouses there are fire extinguishers or other special 
methods of protection against fire, and in 39 there is no such 
provision. In the following 45 almshouses special hospital 
accommodations are provided for, either by setting apart one 
or more rooms, or, in a few instances, by separate buildings: 
Andover, Attlebo rough, Beverly, Boston (Charlestown), Boston 
(Long Island), Brockton, Brookline, Cambridge, Canton, Chic- 
opee, Cohasset, Essex, Fall River, Framingham, Franklin, 
Greenfield, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lee, Ix)well, Lynn, 
Maiden, Medford, ^liddleborough, Newburyix)rt, Newton, 
Northampton, Palmer, Peabody, Pepperell, Quincy, Bockland, 
Salem, Springfield, Stockbridge, Stoneham, Taunton, Upton, 
Walthani, Ware, Watertown, Westfield, Wevmouth, Worcester. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number of Inmates. 
The whole number of inmates of all the almshouses at the 
time of visitation was 4,787, viz., 2,785 men, 1,872 women, and 
130 children; the largest number in any one almshouse being 
833, in Boston (Long Island), and the smallest, 1. Among the 
other almshouses with large populations may be mentioned 
Lowell, with 394; Fall River, with 280; Lawrence, with 205; 
Worcester, with 172 ; Holyoke, with 148 ; Cambridge, with 138 ; 
and 'New Bedford and Boston (Charlestown), with 115 each. 
The whole number of inmates of all the almshouses during the 
year was 10,542, or 2,100 more than the preceding year. The 
ages of the inmates of all the almshouses were as follows : fifty- 
seven under 2 ; thirty between 2 and 5 ; thirty-one between 5 
and 15; thirteen between 15 and 21; one hundred and fifty-six 
between 21 and 30 ; three hundred and eighteen between 30 and 
40 ; six hundred and twenty-six between 40 and 50 ; nine hun- 
dred and eighteen between 50 and 60 ; eleven hundred and forty- 
nine between 60 and 70 ; one thousand and seventy-two between 
70 and 80 ; three hundred and seventy-nine between 80 and 90 ; 
thirty-seven between 90 and 100 ; one over 100 ; or, under a 
different grouping, one hundred and thirty-one were under 21 
years of age; four hundred and seventy-four between 21 and 
40 ; fifteen hundred and forty-four between 40 and 60 ; two 
thousand six hundred and thirty-eight 60 and over. In 59 of 
the almshouses there was a complete separation of the sexes; 
in 30 the sexes were separated at night only; in 33 they were 
separated except at meals; in 49 there was no separation; and 
in 21 the inmates were all of one sex. Of the whole number, 
4,221 were reported as permanent, and 566, or about one-eighth 
of the whole, as temporary; 2,208 were stated to have relatives 
in town. Board was paid by friends, or by themselves, for a 
total of 98 inmates. 

Consumptive Inmates. 
There were 127 consumptive cases found in 14 almshouses, 
viz., Boston (Long Island), 94; Gloucester, 1; Haverhill, 2; 
Lawrence, 8 ; Marlborough, 2 ; New Bedford, 1 ; North Brook- 
field, 1 ; Randolph, 1 ; Taunton, 3 ; Wakefield, 1 ; Westborough, 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 9 

1 ; Winchendon, 1 ; Woburn, 1 ; Worcester, 10. It was reported 
that the 107 patients in Boston (Long Island), Haverhill, Law- 
rence, New Bedford, Westborough, and Winchendon were 
separated from the rest of the inmates, and received special 
treatment and diet ; that the patient at Wakefield was separated 
from the other inmates, but received no special treatment or 
diet; that the 10 patients at Worcester were partly separated 
from the other inmates, and received special treatment and diet ; 
-and that the 9 patients at Gloucester, Marlborough, North 
Brookfield, Randolph, Taunton, and Woburn were not sep- 
arated from the other inmates, and received no special treat- 
ment or diet. There is a marked general improvement in the 
matter of the segregation and care of consumptive inmates, but 
a greater degree of watchfulness in this respect on the part of 
some of the town officials is much to be desired. 

Defective Inmates. 

In 172 almshouses there were a total of 905 defective in- 
mates, of whom 280 were reported as idiotic, 55 epileptic, 435 
cripples, 89 blind, 23 idiotic and cripples, 9 epileptic and crip- 
ples, 5 blind and cripples, 1 deaf, dumb, and a cripple, 4 deaf 
and dumb, 1 idiotic and blind, 2 deaf and blind, 1 feeble- 
minded. 

Able-bodied Inmates. 

Able-bodied inmates under sixty years, of age are reported 
to have been found during the past year in the following alms- 
houses: Ashland, 1; Boston (Long Island), 37; Brockton, 3; 
Canton, 3; Clinton, 1; Fall River, 32; Fitchburg, 3; Grove- 
land, 1; Holyoke, 4; Hudson, 2; Lowell, 23; Marlborough, 5; 
New Bedford, 7; North Adams, 1; Peabody,. 1; Salem, 4; 
Southbridge, 3; Waltham, 2; total, 133. 

The number of inmates of this class, most of them probably 
alcoholic cases, is not so large as formerly, but there are still 
far too many of them, aud there is little doubt that increased 
exertion and closer watchfulness on the part of the wardens 
and of the Overseers of the Poor would materially reduce the 
number. The following is the veritable form of a ticket of 
admission issued to an individual of this character : '^ Please 
admit IMr. to the almshouse for his usual temporary 



10 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

rest. When able and ready to go, do not detain him.'' How 
to meet such unfortunates at the outset, find employment for 
them, keep them at work, and save them from pauperism, is 
a problem far from solution, but still well worth studying, not 
only for the sake of those immediately concerned, but for the 
common welfare. 

Vagrants. 
During the past seven years the number of tramps or 
vagrants cared for in almshouses has decreased from 34,564, 
in 1901, to 423 during the last year. Three years ago 89 alms- 
houses cared for 15,491 vagrants; two years ago 61 almshouses 
cared for a total of 7,900 ; one year ago 26 almshouses provided 
for 3,127; and during the last year a total of only 423 tramps 
were found in 26 almshouses. In 24 of these they were wholly 
separated from the other inmates, as the law requires, and were 
lodged and fed ; in 1, they were separated and lodged only, 
and in 1, they were fed only. The almshouses having tramps 
were : Adams, 2 ; Barnstable, 3 ; Belchertown, 5 ; Boylston, 3 
Brimfield, 6 ; Duxbury, 2 ; Foxborough, 2 ; Gloucester, 29 
Harwich, 2 ; Lancaster, 12 ; Lunenburg, 2 ; Marshfield, 7 
Medway, 20; Xorth Attleborough, 89; :N'orth Reading, 3 
Xorton, 107; Rehoboth, 30; Sherborn, 2; Somerset, 3; Spencer, 
3 ; Sturbridge, 12 ; Stow, 30 ; Sutton, 2 ; Wareham, 39 ; West- 
ford, 7; Yarmouth, 1. 

Bathing. 
According to the inspector's reports, weekly bathing of all 
the inmates was required in 161 almshouses, fortnightly bath- 
ing in 12, monthly bathing in 4, weekly bathing in summer and 
monthly in winter in 2, weekly bathing in summer and fort- 
nightly in winter in 1, weekly bathing in summer only in 1, 
bathing once in three weeks in 2 ; and in 9 cases no bathing 
rules were enforced. The standard of weekly bathing is suffi- 
ciently low, and it is greatly to be regretted that so large a num- 
ber of towns fail to reach it. Towns reported as falling below 
the standard are Ashburnham, Billerica, Blackstone, Chelms- 
ford, Clinton, Dighton, Douglas, East Bridgewater, Greenwich, 
Groveland, Hanson, Hardwick, Harwich, Hawley, Lunenburg, 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 11 

Marshfield, Medway, Monson, Montague, Xorton, Oxford, 
Provincetown, Randolph, Rowley, Stow, Uxbridge, Watertown, 
Wayland, West Xewbury, Wilmington. 

LiBR^iRiEs OF Books. 
The following towns provide libraries of books for the in- 
mates: Boston (Long Island), Framingham, Lawrence, Maiden, 
Manchester, Medfield, Melrose, Xe^vton, Xorth Andover, Sher- 
born, Stoneham, Townsend, Waltham, and Woburn; and in 
a few other instances newspapers are regularly supplied. 

Farm and Farm PRODrcTS. 
In connection with the 192 almshouses is a total of about 
19,000 acres; of these, during the past year, 1,532 were 
ploughed and 6,267 tilled. Among the towns having the largest 
acreage are Belchertown, with 500 acres; Gardner, with 400 
acres; Worcester, with 387 acres; Ipswich, with 370 acres; 
and Xorth Adams and Brookfield, with 300 acres each. Worces- 
ter tills 150 acres; Boston (Long Island), 130 acres; Ipswich, 
120 acres; and Saugiis, Haverhill, and Carlisle, 100 acres each. 
At 110 almshouses milk and vegetables are produced; at 33, 
vegetables alone; at 16, milk alone; at 8, hay, milk, and vege- 
tables ; at 7, milk and hay ; at 4, butter and vegetables ; at 4, 
hay and vegetables ; at 2, milk, pork, and vegetables ; at 2, milk, 
eggs, and vegetables; at 1, butter and cream; at 1, milk, pork, 
vegetables, and hay; at 1, milk and eggs; at 1, milk, hay, and 
fruit; at 1, milk, vegetables, and poultry: at 1, milk and pork. 



Here follow abstracts of the ins|x^ctor's reports. 
AcTox. I'opulation, 2,089. 

Inspected March 21, 1908. 

Warden, Charles T. Calder; matron, Mrs. Calder: salary, $400: 
served here one year. Xo assistance. Xo separate hospital accom- 
modations. One sitting-room ; seven sleeping-rooms, with seven 
beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
required. One water-closet ; two privies. Heating by stoves. Liglit- 



12 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

ing by oil. No separation of sexes. Whole number of inmates dur- 
ing year, four. Number at time of visitation, four, viz., three men 
and one woman. Inmates do no work. Ages : one between 40 and 
50; one between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80; one between 
80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. 
Ninet}^ acres of land; seven acres ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. 

Valuation, $6,485.35. Total annual cost, $1,583.36; net, $14.07. 

Adams. Population, 12,486. 

Inspected September 16, 1908. 

Warden, Frank G. Warren; matron, Mrs. Warren; salary, $750; 
served here three years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
b}^ town. Warden also has charge of town garbage collection, at 
an additional expense of $1,000. No separate hospital accommoda- 
tions. One sitting-room and a smoking-room: sixteen sleeping- 
rooms, with twenty beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing required. Four water-closets. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at 
meals. Whole number of inmates during year, twenty. Number 
at time of visitation, twelve, viz., eight men and four women. Two 
men work on farm : two women work in house. Ages : one between 
21 and 30 ; two between 30 and 40 ; one between 40 and 50 ; three 
between 50 and 60 ; two between 60 and 70 ; three between 70 and 
80. All inmates permanent. Nine have relatives in town. Two 
women idiotic; one man epileptic; one woman blind. Two tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not 
required to work. One hundred and sixty acres of land ; nine acres 
ploughed ; twenty-five acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vege- 
tables. 

Valuation, $16,424.25. Total annual cost, $3,555.57; net, 
$2,915.47. 

Cost of repairs and improvements, $300. 

Agatvam. Population, 2,795. 

Inspected October 6, 1908. 

Warden, Charles W. Thayer ; matron, Mrs. Tha3^er ; salary, $275 ; 
served here three and one-half years. No assistance. No separate 
hospital accommodations. Dining-room used as sitting-room; five 
sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing 
required. Two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No 
separation of sexes. Whole number of inmates during year, four. 
Number at time of visitation, four, viz., three men and one woman. 
Inmates do no work. Ages : two between 60 and 70 ; two between 
70 and 80. All inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 13 

One man and one woman cripples. Two men boarded by West 
Springfield. Twelve acres of land ; four acres ploughed ; ten acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. 

Valuation, $1,900. Total annual cost, $1,091.18; net, $535.90. 

Cost of repairs and improvements, $75. 

Amesbury. Population, 8,840. 

Inspected February 13. 1908. 

Warden, Fred J. Hooper, served here three years; matron, Mrs. 
Hooper, served here nine years ; salary, $700. Warden also delivers 
wood to out-door poor, without extra compensation. Three assist- 
ants, a man and two women, paid by town. No separate hospital 
accommodations. One smoking-room; twenty-one sleeping-rooms, 
with thirty beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing required. Three water-closets. Heating by hot 
water. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at 
meals. Whole number of inmates during year, thirty. Number 
at time of visitation, twenty-two, viz., sixteen men, five women, 
and one boy. One man takes care of smoking-room, one saws wood, 
one works around barn ; one woman does general work. Ages : one 
under 2; tw^o between 21 and 30; one between 30 and 40; one 
between 40 and 50; three between 50 and 60; six between 60 and 
70; seven between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. Nineteen 
inmates permanent ; three temporary. Nine have relatives in town. 
Two men and one woman idiotic; one man a cripple. Two board- 
ers, a man and a woman. Sixty acres of land ; four acres plouglied ; 
twenty-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk and hay. 

Valuation, $12,349. Total annual cost, $4,132.51 ; net, $3,130.70. 

Cost of repairs and improvements, $10. 

Amherst. Population, 5,313. 

Inspected September 11, 1908. 

Warden, Carl W. Hammond ; matron, Mrs. Hammond ; salary, 
$450; served here one and one-half years. Three assistants, two 
men and a woman, paid by town. No separate hospital accommo- 
dations. Two sitting-rooms; nineteen sleeping-rooms and two 
wards, with eight beds. No bath-room. Fortnightly bathing re- 
quired. Five privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Com- 
plete separation of sexes, except at meals. Whole number of in- 
mates during year, seven. Number at time of visitation, five, viz., 
four men and one woman. One man does light chores. Ages : one 
between 50 and 60 ; two between 60 and 70 ; two between 70 and 
80. All inmates permanent. Three have relatives in town. One 
hundred and fifty acres of land; four acres ploughed; thirty-five 
acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. 



14 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Valuation, $9,856.86. Total annual cost, $2,954.22; net, 
$1,203.25. 

Cost of repairs and improvements, $200, including improvement 
of well. 

AxDOVER. Population, 6,632. 

Inspected July 21, 1908. 

Warden, Fred A. Swanton; matron, Mrs. Swanton; salary, $600; 
served here four months. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. 
One room for separate hospital use. Two sitting-rooms and a sew- 
ing-room ; forty sleeping-rooms, with forty beds. Four bath-rooms, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Two water- 
closets; three privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. 
Complete separation of sexes. Whole number of inmates during 
year, seventeen. Xumber at time of ^'isitation, fifteen, viz., nine 
men, five women, and one boy. Three men work out-doors; three 
women do light housework. Ages: one between 5 and 15; one 
between 40 and 50 ; three between 50 and 60 ; five between 60 and 
70; five between 70 and 80. Thirteen inmates permanent; two 
temporary. Three have relatives in town. Two men and one 
woman idiotic ; one man a cripple. Forty acres of land ; three acres 
ploughed; nineteen acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vege- 
tables. 

Valuation, $15,293. Total annual cost, $5,009.28; net, 
$2,808.31. 

Cost of repairs and improvements, $200. 

Arlixgtox. Population, 9,668. 

Inspected November 25, 1907. 

Almshouse closed April 1, 1907, and inmates sent to Somerville 
almshouse. 

iVsHBURXHAM. Population, 1,851. 

Inspected January 15, 1908. 

Warden, William J. Richardson; matron, Mrs. Richardson; 
served here seven years. Warden allowed use of farm and stock, 
and receives $1 a week for the board and care of each inmate, the 
town providing them with clothing and medical attendance. Two 
assistants, a man and a woman, paid by warden. No separate hos- 
pital accommodations. Twelve sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. 
N'o bath-room. Weekly bathing not required. Three privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Xo separation of sexes. 
Whole number of inmates during year, five. Number at time of 
visitation, five, viz., two men and three women. Inmates do no 
work. Ages : one between 30 and 40 ; two between 50 and 60 ; two 
between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Three have relatives 



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in town. One woman idiotic; one woman a cripple. Two hundred 
acres of land; four acres ploughed; seventy acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk and vegetables. 

Valuation, $9,442. Total annual cost, $887.39; net, $517.88. 

The Overseers of the Poor, being notified of the need of interior 
repairs and renovation of the furniture, signified their intention of 
complying with the Board's suggestions after the next town meeting. 

Second visit, October 28. 1908. 

No improvement in conditions. 

AsHBY. Population, 865. 

Inspected January 15, 1908. 

Warden, James P. Eichards; matron, Mrs. Eichards; salary, 
$300 ; served here four years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. 
No separate hospital accommodations. Twelve sleeping-rooms, 
with eight beds. No bath-room. "Weekly bathing required. Two 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Xo separation of 
sexes. Whole number of inmates during year, two. Number at 
time of visitation, two, viz., a man and a woman. Inmates do no 
work. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; one between 80 and 90. Both 
inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. One woman 
idiotic and a cripple. One hundred and seventy-five acres of land; 
eight acres ploughed ; forty acres tilled. Chief products : milk. 

Valuation, $5,000. Total annual cost, $1,538.04; net, $421.42. 

AsHFiELD. Population, 929. 

Inspected September 9, 1908. 

Warden, Wallace Ward ; matron, Mrs. Ward ; salary, $300 ; 
served here nine years. No assistance. No separate hospital ac- 
commodations. Eight sleeping-rooms, with six beds. No bath- 
room. Weekly bathing required. One pri\7. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. Whole number of inmates during year, one. 
Number at time of visitation, one, a man, between 40 and 50 years 
of age ; permanent, has relatives in town, idiotic, does general work. 
One hundred and twenty acres of land : two acres ploughed ; seven- 
teen acres tilled. Chief products: milk and hay. 

Valuation, $1,900. Total annual cost, $1,233.41 ; net, $372.70. 

AsHLAXD. Population, 1,597. 

Inspected December 26. 1907. 

Warden, John A. Simpson ; matron, Mrs. Simpson ; salary, $700 ; 
served here one and one-half years. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by town. No separate hospital accommodations. One 



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sitting-room; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. One bath- 
room, with cold water onl3\ Weekly bathing required. Three 
privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. No separation of 
sexes. Whole number of inmates during year, twelve. Xumber at 
time of visitation, seven, viz., six men and one woman. All inmates 
do light work. Ages : two between 40 and 50 ; two between 50 and 
60; one between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80. Six inmates 
permanent; one temporary. Five have relatives in town. One man 
and one woman idiotic; one man epileptic and a cripple. One 
able-bodied man under sixty years of age. One woman boarded by 
the town of Southborough. One hundred and seventeen acres of 
land; twenty-five acres ploughed; sixty acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: milk. 

Valuation, $13,500. Total annual cost, $6,098.61; net, 
$1,757.09. 

Cost of repairs and improvements, $500. 



Athol. Population, 7,197. 

Inspected January 18, 1908. 

Warden, Henry B. Barnes; matron, Mrs. Barnes; salary, $500; 
served here five and one-half months. Two assistants, a man and 
a woman, paid by town. No separate hospital accommodations. 
One sitting-room; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with seventeen beds. 
One bath-room, with cold water only. Weekly bathing required. 
Two water-closets ; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 
Sexes separated at night only. Whole number of inmates during 
3"ear, twentj^-nine. Number at time of visitation, fourteen, viz., 
eight men and six women. Four men and three women do general 
work. Ages: four between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; 
two between 60 and 70; four between 70 and 80; two between 80 
and 90; one between 90 and 100. Twelve inmates permanent; two 
temporary. Seven have relatives in town. One man and one 
woman idiotic. One hundred and fifty acres of land; five acres 
ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vege- 
tables. 

Valuation, $3,250. Total annual cost, $2,277.23; net, $1,778.26. 

Cost of repairs and improvements, $752.50, including a new 
steam-heater. 

Attleborough. Po^Dulation, 12,702. 

Inspected December 9, 1907. 

Warden, Nelson Hagar; matron, Mrs. Hagar; salary, $500; 
served here three years and nine months. One assistant, a man, 
paid by town. One room for separate hospital use. Two sitting- 
rooms; seventeen sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. Two bath- 



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rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required in sum- 
mer, fortnightly in winter. Two water-closets; one privy. Heat- 
ing by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. 
Whole number of inmates during year, sixteen. Number at time 
of visitation, seven, viz., four men and three women. All inmates 
do light chores. Ages: two between 50 and 60; three between 60 
and 70 ; two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. All have 
relatives in town. One boarder, a woman. One hundred and nine 
acres of land ; forty acres ploughed ; sixty acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk and hay. 

Valuation, $10,215. Total annual cost, $3,107.19; net, $1,693.47. 

Cost of repairs and improvements, $500. 

Auburn. Population, 2,006. 

(See Charlton.) . 

Ayek. Population, 2,386. 

Inspected February 17, 1908. 

Warden, William J. Delano ; matron, Mrs. Delano ; salary, $500 ; 
served here nine years. Warden also has charge of town roads, 
without extra compensation. One assistant in summer, a man, 
paid by town. No separate hospital accommodations. Fourteen 
sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing required. Two privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Whole number of inmates during year, five. 
Number at time of visitation, three men. All inmates do general 
farm work. Ages: three between 21 and 30. All inmates perma- 
nent. One has relatives in town. Two men idiotic; one man 
idiotic and a cripple. Sixt}^ acres of land; seven acres ploughed; 
thirty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and hay. 

Valuation, $10,300. Tot